Record Cleaning Brush I should get between theses 3 or 4

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  1. spn_ai

    spn_ai Active Member

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    Hi,


    Which record cleaning brush I should get between theses 3 or 4


    #1 LP Gear X3 Record Cleaning & Anti-Static Brush
    http://www.lpgear.com/Merchant2/mer...de=LG&Product_Code=LPGEARX3&Category_Code=PTS


    #2 Hunt Record Cleaning Brush EDA Mark 6
    http://www.lpgear.com/Merchant2/mer...e=LG&Product_Code=HUNTBRUSH&Category_Code=PTS


    #3 ACOUSTECH - BIG RECORD BRUSH
    http://www.musicdirect.com/product/84192


    #4 Carbon Fiber Record Cleaning Anti Static Velvet Brush
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Carbon-Fiber-Re...ultDomain_0?hash=item5d286594b1#ht_1220wt_937
     
  2. melofelo

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    the hunt eda and goldring super exstatic are the same brushes.. possibly the first one is too... they are excellent brushes..
    one tip..never use them on greasy records..and whatever you do...don't let any fluid touch the carbon fiber bristles or they matt together and render the brush ineffective..
     
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  3. Balifly

    Balifly Listening Subscriber

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  4. marqueemoon

    marqueemoon Gimme indie rock!

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    I love my Hunt EDA Mark 6.
     
  5. moinau

    moinau Je me Souviens

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    Any of them will do nicely. Myself I use the TONAR NOSTATIC BRUSH which is no better or worse than the model that you are trying to decide on.
     
  6. bhundu

    bhundu Addicted Member

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    Numbers 1,2 and 4 are more or less the same brush. The Hunt is the original and probably the better quality. Second choice would be the first one listed.

    NB: These CF brushes are used to get dust off the record before play. If you wanted a brush for cleaning there will be others you will need to consider.
     
  7. Sticklyman

    Sticklyman Well-Known Member

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    I have the LP Gear branded brush listed above, it does a nice job removing dust. It doesn't get everything off, but I have a dusty house so I can't expect perfection. It also doesn't do much of anything to dissipate static, like the second brush you listed claims to do.
     
  8. melofelo

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    if i remember correctly, i think the original hunt eda brush was was designed to discharge static through your fingers via the metal casing..

    the first brush i had was the hunt eda which was superb..but i ruined it by spilling water on the fibres :sigh: the second which i still have is the goldring exstatic..and they are pretty much identical. i've been using this brush for 16 years and it still amazes me what it digs up out the grooves ..even on brand new vinyl
     
  9. stonedeaf

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    Mapleshade

    I know this is a little more expensive - but I've been a big fan of carbon fibre brushes for at least 30 years - a couple of months ago ordered a mapleshade record brush. these use very finely cut stainless steel bristles (scary -huh) a maple handle ( of course) and have a something like 2 meter long ground cord coming out of the handle that is designed to plug into the third (safety) ground on a standard US wall socket ( the one we generally use to create ground loops).
    Frankly - I'm gobsmacked - this has cut down on the amount of surface noise i hear on my records better than anything I've ever tried short of runnin 'em thru a Keith Monks Recording Cleaning Machine - simply disproportionately effective.
     

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