Currently using ProJect but was wondering if there are any better alternatives? And if you own Humminguru in what proportions do you use it?
I use a HG.
New records just bathe in distilled water.
Used records, depending on condition, get the following - filthy ones get all three, moderately grubby ones get the second two.
- Knosti manual cleaner with Knosti fluid
- Distilled water with the recommended dilution of Degritter fluid
- Distilled water
Something with at least 20% alcohol.
The most effective I’ve used was Nitty Gritty enzyme cleaner left to digest the muck for some minutes before vacuuming off on my VPI followed by a rinse with distilled water, again with vacuum removal. The down side is it’s labour intensive, only necessary for really filthy records, the sort that leave a mat on the stylus even after being routinely cleaned and had a limited shelf life. I’m not sure it’s available any more either.
I used to use 20% isopropanol but static became a problem. Currently I use tergitol in distilled water, 2 or 3 drops in the tank of my Degritter for everyday cleaning and hold the VPI in reserve.