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  • LouieB11 commented on bfk's instructable Bring Ruined Records Back to Life9 months ago
    Bring Ruined Records Back to Life

    Hello Ireally need someone’s help. I have a top of the line TT. Pioneer PL570 with anEmpire 2000z stylus. I put everything away when super storm sandy came andmoved all my stuff on the 2ed floor to be safe, but here's my problem. After Iset it all up again I took one of my many well kept albums cleaned it with myD4 cleaner like I always did and using it with my D4 record soft brush. Aftercleaning I then put the arm down on the record and as it started to play my (Led Zepp 4) it sounded great like it always did just like a brand now album andit should being because all my albums are only played when being recorded tocassette maybe done 7 times in it’s life time and I'm also a fanatic when Icame to my records, but here's the heart break after a ½ minute of playing Istar...

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    Hello Ireally need someone’s help. I have a top of the line TT. Pioneer PL570 with anEmpire 2000z stylus. I put everything away when super storm sandy came andmoved all my stuff on the 2ed floor to be safe, but here's my problem. After Iset it all up again I took one of my many well kept albums cleaned it with myD4 cleaner like I always did and using it with my D4 record soft brush. Aftercleaning I then put the arm down on the record and as it started to play my (Led Zepp 4) it sounded great like it always did just like a brand now album andit should being because all my albums are only played when being recorded tocassette maybe done 7 times in it’s life time and I'm also a fanatic when Icame to my records, but here's the heart break after a ½ minute of playing Istart getting a scratchy sound and it get very bad. Anyway I stopped the recordto take a look thinking WTF why’s it doing this and I even checked the stylusand the grams set and all ( stylus clean, arm set to 1 gram.) so all good and Icouldn't find anything wrong, so I again ran the brush with more D4 cleaner andput the arm back on the record and it started playing again. Again it sounded great,but after a 1/2 minute it started sounding like crape again all scratchy, butthis time which I really don’t like doing was as the album’s playing I touchthe brush with some more D4 cleaner to the record and wha la” it started soundinggreat again like a brand new record only until the D4 dried. It's seems thenoise goes away when the record is wet with the D4 solution, but right as itdries it goes back to sounding like crape, so did the vinyl dry out? If I haveto I will throw all my albums away because I’m not going to mess up a none replaceablemade in the USA stylus and if I can find one I’m looking at $200, so what can Ido to save my albums and bring them back to life..ThanksLouie

    Hello I reallyneed someone’s help. I have a top of the line TT. Pioneer PL570 with an Empire2000z stylus. I put everything away when super storm sandy came and moved allmy stuff on the 2ed floor to be safe, but here's my problem. After I set it allup again I took one of my many well kept albums cleaned it with my D4 cleanerlike I always did and using it with my D4 record soft brush. After cleaning Ithen put the arm down on the record and as it started to play my ( Led Zepp 4)it sounded great like it always did just like a brand now album and it shouldbeing because all my albums are only played when being recorded to cassettemaybe done 7 times in it’s life time and I'm also a fanatic when I came to myrecords, but here's the heart break after a ½ minute of playing I sta...

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    Hello I reallyneed someone’s help. I have a top of the line TT. Pioneer PL570 with an Empire2000z stylus. I put everything away when super storm sandy came and moved allmy stuff on the 2ed floor to be safe, but here's my problem. After I set it allup again I took one of my many well kept albums cleaned it with my D4 cleanerlike I always did and using it with my D4 record soft brush. After cleaning Ithen put the arm down on the record and as it started to play my ( Led Zepp 4)it sounded great like it always did just like a brand now album and it shouldbeing because all my albums are only played when being recorded to cassettemaybe done 7 times in it’s life time and I'm also a fanatic when I came to myrecords, but here's the heart break after a ½ minute of playing I start gettinga scratchy sound and it get very bad. Anyway I stopped the record to take alook thinking WTF why’s it doing this and I even checked the stylus and thegrams set and all ( stylus clean, arm set to 1 gram.) so all good and Icouldn't find anything wrong, so I again ran the brush with more D4 cleaner andput the arm back on the record and it started playing again. Again it soundedgreat, but after a 1/2 minute it started sounding like crape again all scratchy,but this time which I really don’t like doing was as the album’s playing Itouch the brush with some more D4 cleaner to the record and wha la” it startedsounding great again like a brand new record only until the D4 dried. It'sseems the noise goes away when the record is wet with the D4 solution, but rightas it dries it goes back to sounding like crape, so did the vinyl dry out? If Ihave to I will throw all my albums away because I’m not going to mess up a nonereplaceable made in the USA stylus and if I can find one I’m looking at $200,so what can I do to save my albums and bring them back to life..Thanks Louie

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