By the way, I am NOT a fan of the Discwasher or similar "record cleaning brushes." They just don't
clean out the grooves, in my experience. Only a wet cleaner with vacuum finish like a VPI or similar
really cleans out the grooves. There is now an ultrasonic wet cleaning machine that the audiophile
mags have raved about. I'd want to see some science (ie scanning microscope photos) to prove that it
really cleans out a groove better than a VPI. The exception might be caked on grime, it's very
possible that ultrasonic would blast out the grime whereas a brush and vacuum wouldn't. But this is
not something typically found in cleaning LPs, I say that having cleaned thousands of LPs over the
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Shai Drori" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2016 6:55 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Cleaning stylus
>I have been using the Discwasher stylus brush that came with my kit that I
> bought around 1986. Still works wonders.
> Shai Drori
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> On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 1:50 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Don't you have to submerge the stylus assembly in liquid to do an
>> ultrasonic cleaning? I'd worry that they whole thing would fall apart,
>> definitely possibility that the diamond would get rattled loose or fall off.
>> I've used this thing for years:
>> does remove grime that brushes won't, does not damage the stylus.
>> Steve knows this, but to those less familiar with record playing -- the
>> best way to preserve your stylus AND your records is to clean the records
>> correctly before you play them.
>> -- Tom Fine
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Steven Smolian" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2016 3:28 PM
>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Cleaning stylus
>> Has anyone cleaned styli and cantilevers ultrasonically and, if so, with
>>> what results?
>>> Steve Smolian