Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by lucan_g, Oct 9, 2017.
The MoFi cleaner is good, Lyra SPT is better...
I just let it go into the blu tax about 4 times after every couple of sides. My needle is always spotless, although I don’t buy a lot of used records. I feel more safe than using a wet cleaner.
I do the blu-tak thing every 10 LPs or so. I'd be nervous to do it with more frequency. I clean and play lots of used records.
No need to be nervous. From what I gather, liquid is more harmful. Also, if you are using it every 10 LPs then your needle is going to be accumulating too much dirt imo...
I can't imagine paying $17 for a special stylus cleaner. I buy small bottles of 99% alcohol, it is an excellent solvent that will quickly evaporate and will not leave a residue. That and a small amount of Blu-tak should be all that you ever need.
Follow KT88's advice, and do not drench the cantilever with alcohol. Let it sit for a minute or two before using.
It is not necessary to spend a lot of money on specialty cleaning products.
It's also not a bad suggestion, to start with clean records.
Mr Clean® | Magic Eraser Original
The best I've ever used is
Easy, safe, effective. I even wore out my first one. And after a few years the accululated stylus "gunk" is quiet amazing.
Well, I brush and ME with more frequency. Every 10 LPs seems ok with the blu-tak.
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