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I don't see what you guys are seeing.... at all. This product in comparison to other record cleaning products just doesn't work. I have a 30 year old Discwasher velvet record brush that works worlds better than this. I also have a Le-Bo magnetic record brush that I recently purchased from another website that really gets into the grooves of the record and removes all of the dust except for a line where the brush stopped. I then finish off the record with a vinyl buddy roller. The results are nothing short of impressive. I thought that this product might add some caveat. I was wrong. Its going back because it doesn't do anything.
Bought this to replace an old but similar Realistic brush. The bristles are thicker, and feel stiffer when brushing the surface of the record, which is not a good thing. The thicker bristles don’t seem to get into the grooves as well, leaving behind dust that my older brush then easily picked up. The bristles also aren’t as consistent in length, causing a slightly wavy edge to the brush surface, maybe this contributes to the lack of effectiveness as well. I ended up returning it. I’ll have to find another brand to replace my old brush (which has a broken hinge and worn out sweep foam on the handle).
Look closely at the product photos. See the plastic corners right above the brush? Unless you're very focused and careful while cleaning, these will scratch your LPs. Just a bad design. These corners should have been rounded or otherwise softened, or the bristles should have been longer so there was more margin for error. The brush works fine for very light dust on newer records, but don't expect much on older ones. The anti-static claim isn't worth jack. And you get all this for the low price of $13? Pass.
I like the design as it's small and compact. You need to be careful at first not to push too hard or accidentally turn the hard pieces of the brush into the record. At first it will probably happen a couple times by accident, but once you get a technique it is a non issue. I have not had any noticeable scratches from using the brush properly.
Overall I don't feel the effectiveness of the brush is that great. It pushes the dust around, but it is hard to sweep off the record. As far as static goes it seems this brush creates more static than my regular velvet record cleaning brush. The velvet brush also collects more dust off the record. I have used both brushes before playback and there is almost always noticeable static with this brush; whereas the velvet brush there is little to none.
It does do a decent job of removing surface dust and debris. I like it for that and I use it for that purpose only. Deep cleaning requires other methods.
I bought this because I wanted something that would remove or decrease static buildup. I'm not sure this brush does that. After following instructions (hold the metal part of the unit while sweeping the record), there are times I think I'm actually loading the record with static. I like to digitize my records, sometimes doing multiple takes to get it right. Sometimes takes after use of this brush sometimes are worse than before use.
Finally, I give this merely one star for ease of use. The problem is the way the brush is constructed. It's far too easy to scratch the record surface with one of the brush's corners.
I am sorry to bash this but, every single time I use this brush the handle falls off and the brush wacks against my album on the turntable. I bet I have damaged more disc with this, than 35 years of playing albums. I nicked one of my $400 dollar albums I am not happy. I wound up buying the Hudson HiFi brush. BTW, I have no affiliation with Hudson HiFi. They just seem to make more thoughtful, quality products.
Bought this brush because of the design; it's pretty and and the description is totally appealing. I figured since this is on the more expensive side of these folding brushes, it must be reliable. I am always meticulously cleaning my vinyl as dust and static are the enemies of the underground club, and I used this brush at a few dusty gigs. It's super sleak and portable. It worked well; the bristles follow the grooves and dislodged the majority of the surface dust. Better yet, it removed a hell of a lot of static and I was never left peeling the slipmats off the back of my records. When you close the brush, it knocks the dust off of the bristles!
Unfortunately, this brush falls apart. A lot. The hinged construction is bad and loose as it pops off VERY easily. Moreover, noticed this record has been leaving a trail of fine particles of carbon fiber bristles across my records.
This is a nightmare.
This is the absolute scariest thing as a vinyl collector, because now I have pieces of bristles across my records. Cleaning these involves potentially dragging these particles of rigid material across my BEAUTIFUL GROOVES!!!! I Have no clue how to clean this safely without buying a new brush. I have heard the goat hair brush from sleeve city is way better.
I saw reviews of people saying the bristles on this were too stiff....These are not stiff AT ALL, very soft..... I can use it for something else but this does not seem to be very effective compared to other brushes I have used... My turntable has a cleaner brush arm that is way stiffer than this but you cant actually press with it which is what I was hoping I could achieve with this product.
Been using this product for about a year now. It is just..decent. It does an okay job of brushing off light debris/dust, however more so it will just imbed dust/debris deeper in the vinyls, causing a deeper clean with other products to be required. The bristles are high quality, light, antistatic and soft - however they often fall out, causing them to get stuck in the groves on the vinyls.
Personally, I use compressed air to blow off debris, and that works faster, better, and safer than any brush (except for deep cleaning).
I purchased this item because the description said it had an aluminum housing and I avoid buying plastic as much as possible. When I received the product, it's entirely made of plastic, but there is a thin aluminum veneer on the front and back.
Instead of feeling high quality, it feels very cheap and plastic-y to me. When I flip the brushes out, the brush cover is loose and can easily pull off. The brush does work as expected, and I am going to keep it and use it now that I've ordered and received it. But I wouldn't recommend if people are expecting a high-quality aluminum brush.