From: Marie O'Connell <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, September 7, 2012 11:32 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Details on vinyl to digital re-mastering
I fail to see how a glue can clean records? Please explain.
On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 5:17 PM, Roger Kulp <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> The best,and cheapest way to clean records,is with good old elmer's glue.
> From: H D Goldman <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Thursday, September 6, 2012 4:29 PM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Details on vinyl to digital re-mastering
> What I fail to understand is why disc phonograph records are treated so
> differently from other common things we clean. Most of us do not re-use
> the bath water when washing our dishes, cleaning our clothes, taking a
> bath, or brushing our teeth, so why is it so good for cleaning disc
> Traces of mold or mildew once introduced to the bath have the potential to
> contaminate every succeeding disc. Thoroughly cleaned discs do not require
> a "treatment" for static though some surfaces seem more prone to developing
> a charge with repeated playback. In these cases & situations where raising
> the humidity is not possible or of limited value, the ZeroStat or similar
> device is helpful but costly new. I suggest looking for them at estate
> sales; even those with broken triggers can usually be fixed.
> Duane Goldman
> On Sep 6, 2012, at 2:04 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
> > Hi Buddy:
> > 1. I wouldn't clean a 45RPM this way. A good solution is the Spin-Clean
> record washer:
> > There are many options for cleaning fluids, up to quite costly and
> exotic. Dawn dish liquid would not be my choice. It can leave a residue.
> > 2. The best way to fight static is first of all don't use a cheapo
> fabric platter mat and second don't work in too low-humidity environment. I
> have a humidity meter in the studio and I get static problems if it's under
> 50% or so, closer to 55% is better. You can also use a Zero-Stat gun:
> > I have an original Discwasher Zerostat that still works well and does a
> good job on all but the most badly-static-charged LP sides
> > 3. Regarding new, unplayed vinyl, it's usually somewhat grimey from the
> factory and transit. I always clean it before playing it.
> > 4. As for EQ, any new grooved vinyl is designed for standard RIAA
> playback EQ. Any standard phono preamp provides RIAA eq as well as level
> boost, so it should be OK to interface the preamp directly to your computer.
> > Good luck! Making decent-sounding vinyl-to-digital transfers requires
> some careful listening and testing different methods, but when the results
> are good, you get the sound you like from the vinyl with the convenience of
> digital files.
> > -- Tom Fine
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Blue Star Music" <
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> > Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2012 2:40 PM
> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Details on vinyl to digital re-mastering
> >> Please excuse me if these questions have already been asked and
> >> I am converting 45 RPM vinyl to digital using pristine (never played)
> vinyl on a Stanton belt-drive turntable through amp/eq to computer input.
> Here are my questions:
> >> 1. I've been told to put the records on end in a soapy wash and brush
> them with the groove using a soft bristle brush. The wash is supposed to
> be distilled water with dish soap. Is this recommended for pristine
> vinyl? Is there a certain brand of soap to use or stay away from (ie:
> >> 2. After air drying, I've been using "Gruv-Glide" to reduce static.
> Is there something better?
> >> 3. Is this process all wrong?
> >> 4. What eq settings are recommended to bring vinyl back to life?
> >> Thanks for your input.
> >> BW
> >> Buddy Weaver
> >> San Diego, CA
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