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  • AndyD128 commented on mattdp's instructable Cleaning Vinyl Records2 years ago
    Cleaning Vinyl Records

    I found this worked much better than I expected. Tried it on 45 year old records like Electric Ladyland & Abbey Road, records that have suffered much maltreatment and neglect from when I was younger, and the sound was restored to almost as new! Also a much newer record which I purchased from a supposedly 'superior' record supplier ("180g Vinyl Mastered From The Best Available Sources" - is their claim) and which was full of surface noise from the first play, is now sounding clean as it should have. [As an aside don't waste money on buying from these allegedly high quality suppliers, you just pay more for no improvement in sound quality.] A word of caution though - be sure to check the stylus after first play following cleaning, a lot of dust and grime that has been freed ...

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    I found this worked much better than I expected. Tried it on 45 year old records like Electric Ladyland & Abbey Road, records that have suffered much maltreatment and neglect from when I was younger, and the sound was restored to almost as new! Also a much newer record which I purchased from a supposedly 'superior' record supplier ("180g Vinyl Mastered From The Best Available Sources" - is their claim) and which was full of surface noise from the first play, is now sounding clean as it should have. [As an aside don't waste money on buying from these allegedly high quality suppliers, you just pay more for no improvement in sound quality.] A word of caution though - be sure to check the stylus after first play following cleaning, a lot of dust and grime that has been freed up collects on the needle and needs to be gently brushed off.

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