What he said, (I too use the Disc Doctors brushes & fluids).
I have had the pleasure of using both the Keith Monks and the
Lorri-Craft units. They both work work very well & they are both
expensive. However, being the "Do it yourselfer" that I am, I have
wandered off in my own direction. I like the effectiveness of a vacuum
system so I have settled on using a vacuum brush from www.canfab3d.com
(which uses your wet-or-dry shop vac) and an old junk turntable
purchased from a thrift store. You can get a RCM from canfab for about
140 bucks delivered, and I have one, but I happen to prefer the wand
attached to my shop vac method. No matter what method you choose and
what chemicals you decide upon, there will be a learning curve involved.
Since you have a few hundred discs to clean and digitize, you will need
to establish a cleaning method that fits into the workflow that you will
need to set up. I plan to write an article that will be added to my
website on this very subject, so stay tuned.
Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
On 4/22/2018 8:47 PM, Clark Johnsen wrote:
> 78s can be so dirty/dusty that care must be exercised not tp spread the
> collected gunk from any brush to the next platter. Best to have two brushes
> and clean the gunky one while you're working.
> I too recommend the Disc Doctor's brushes and fluids.
> Need I add?... no alcohol on 78s!
> On Sun, Apr 22, 2018 at 9:23 AM, Joel Bresler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Apologies for cross-posting.
>> I would be very interested in any opinions on and reviews of the better
>> record washing devices on the market, such as the Monks and VPI units.
>> Personal experience and online links both very welcome. I need to clean and
>> digitize a few hundred 78s so a machine that is at least semi-automated
>> would be great.
>> Thanks in advance for your insights and help,
>> Joel Bresler, Publisher
>> 250 E. Emerson Road
>> Lexington, MA 02420
>> United States
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