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What causes static on vinyl?
Last Updated: 20th January, 2020
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Regarding this, does static damage vinyl?
1) No not directly. 2) Possibly indirectly, if the static was to attract enough dust or dirt, playing the record with that dust in the grooves could cause both damage to the stylus which in turn will damage your vinyl. Or possibly the dust being ground in by the stylus could damage your record.
One may also ask, what causes crackles on vinyl? Crackle, pops, clicks and other groove noise can be caused by a variety of things: pressing flaws, irreversible damage to the surface of the groove, scratches and embedded organic materials. Our PVF Archival process is the most thorough way to remove all organic and inorganic materials bound to the record surface.
Also Know, what does static sound like on vinyl?
Dirt and static electricity may cause good records to sound “scratchy”. An old or worn stylus will cause your records to sound bad or sound scratchy. This is because a worn stylus is getting down to the bottom of the record groove where there is no music.
How do you use anti static brush on vinyl?
The correct use of an anti-static record brush is often misunderstood. Here's a simple but effective method that works: Gently hold the brush over the record so the carbon fibers just tickle the surface (if they're squashing flat onto the record surface they won't work properly).