Zerostat anti-static gun

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Craig Spiegel, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. Kristofa

    Kristofa I dream of wires

    Location:
    Eugene, Oregon
    Mine may be biting the dust. There is very little resistance when I pull the trigger, there is not much sound, and when I use the tester bulb end, it only occasionally lights up. I used it religiously for the past five years, but that still doesn’t seem very likely to have used 10,000 cycles. It still works with static...I think. I am just not positive it is working with every squeeze.
     
  2. Warren Jarrett

    Warren Jarrett Audio Note (UK) dealer in SoCal/LA-OC

    Location:
    Fullerton, CA
    I have a Milty Zerostat and a Furutech DeStat. Now, because of this thread, I also have a professional Static Charge Meter coming in the mail (bought used on Ebay for $25). So I will compare, make some measurements and report back.
     
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  3. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic Autodidact Debater

    Location:
    Uppsala Sweden
    LA is probably more moist.
     
  4. Warren Jarrett

    Warren Jarrett Audio Note (UK) dealer in SoCal/LA-OC

    Location:
    Fullerton, CA
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    Ok, I am all equipped now to conduct a comparison experiment.
     
  5. Gumboo

    Gumboo Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Orleans area
    Go, Warren, go!
     
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  6. Warren Jarrett

    Warren Jarrett Audio Note (UK) dealer in SoCal/LA-OC

    Location:
    Fullerton, CA
    I am a former engineer, and my Dad was a scientist. So, finally I get to be technical again for a little experiment with specialized test equipment -- the Static Sensor. Amazingly, purchased used on Ebay from a test lab, it has a calibration sticker covering the sensitivity adjustments, that warns not to access them.
     
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  7. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

    Location:
    CT, USA
    IIRC, a brand-new one is priced at $99. It might have been $59.99 back in the day - like 40 years ago ...
     
  8. OneChance

    OneChance Forum Resident

    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    I don't have any lab tests to prove the Zerostat works, but it certainly does work. It just takes one use on a record and the static is gone. I've even used it on clothes.
     
  9. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    still have my original RED Gun and it works perfectly...I use it for Static removal...
     
  10. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

    Location:
    CT, USA
    Yeah, I could experience the static from time to time when I tried to remove a record after play and the TT felt mat was stuck on the record ...
     
  11. Warren Jarrett

    Warren Jarrett Audio Note (UK) dealer in SoCal/LA-OC

    Location:
    Fullerton, CA
    I believe the reports in this thread that the Zerostat works. That is why I decided to buy the latest, a Milty. and start using it. There is just no way I could find my old red one that I haven't used for decades, as soon as I would like.

    Then someone said the Furutech works even better. So, I looked on Ebay and Amazon, and found out that the previous version (the V2) is heavily discounted right now. I decided to buy one of those too... and a meter (on Ebay) to test if there is really a big difference or just a small difference.

    Anyone here that LOVES one or the other, is certainly welcome to ignore the results of my test, and just continue loving what they already know works for them. I am just curious now if I can measure the difference, and I hope a few other people here will enjoy seeing my experimental results too. To benefit others here, not only myself, will justify for me, all this money I suddenly spent on LP de-static-ing.
     
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  12. OneChance

    OneChance Forum Resident

    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Oh don't get me wrong. I eagerly, and sincerely, await your results.
     
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  13. Krzych

    Krzych The one who listens

    Location:
    Bali, Indonesia
    I was using Milty Zerostat, but later I upgraded to Orb Sakura DeStat and now I can not imagine playing records without using DeStat, especially when listening with headphones. It's like Zerostat to the power of 10. (I think Orb was/is producing stuff for Furutech)
     
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  14. jenkovix

    jenkovix Well-Known Member

    it is utterly overpriced IMHO. get a second hand 3M industrial ionizer from ebay!
     
  15. Classicrock

    Classicrock Forum Resident

    Location:
    South West, UK.
    Everytime they change the colour the price appears to at least double. Those original white ones were a few pounds. The Red one I now have seemed expensive at the time but much cheaper than the current version.
     
  16. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    Bought a used one on ebay. Lasted about a month before the trigger broke. I would buy a new one.
     
  17. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

    Location:
    CT, USA
    And obviously it is now made in you-know-where ...
     
  18. DangerousKitchen

    DangerousKitchen Up in TO, keepin jive alive

    I have conducted my own scientific experiment using my existing laboratory facilities, control groups and considering only empirical data. I will publish my white paper for those interested but essentially, I take a balloon, rub it on my daughter's head to create a charge, and stick it on the wall where it stays put. We then mark how many trigger squeezes it will take to drop to the floor.

    Seriously, I love this stuff and await your results warren!
     
  19. Classicrock

    Classicrock Forum Resident

    Location:
    South West, UK.
    The red Zerostat 3 has 'Made In England' printed under the word 'Zerostat'. Absent from the blue Zerostat 3. You pay between £45.50 and £55 now - from memory my red version was less than £30 in the mid to late 90s. The original white one I think was approx £6.50 in the 1970s.
     
  20. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

    Location:
    Midwest
    I’m looking forward to it, Warren.
     
  21. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

    Location:
    CT, USA
    So Zerostat was a British product? I have been under the impression it was American.
     
  22. Classicrock

    Classicrock Forum Resident

    Location:
    South West, UK.
    Most certainly British.
     
  23. coopmv

    coopmv Newton 1/30/2001 - 8/31/2011

    Location:
    CT, USA
    :righton:
     
  24. Benzion

    Benzion "Cogito, ergo sum" Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    I've been doing it wrong all along then. Clicking away, duh...
     
  25. JimW

    JimW Forum Resident

    Location:
    Charlottesville VA
    I got mine back in the mid=late 70's and it was a Discwasher product. Was Discwasher a British company or did they license the zerostat from a British co.?
     

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