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FreddieFerric 12-24-2020 10:39 AM

How Do You Clean Your Stylus?
 
My brother texted me this morning saying he's read that Peter Lederman does not recommend using the Onzo Zero Dust. Not sure why, but presumably because it could dislodge the stylus from the cantilever? Apparently he recommends using a small piece of Blue Tac.

I stopped using MOFI LP #9 because Peter said not to use it. So I got an Onzo. My question is, how is Blue Tac less sticky and less likely to cause damage than the Onzo? :scratch2:

I have 2G's invested in my Paua Mk. II. Not a fortune to some, but it was a steep price for me even at 50% off. I intend on using it for a very, very long time.

So hit me up. What do you use and why do you think it's safe to use.

Masterlu 12-24-2020 11:29 AM

I have always used an Onzo Zero Dust, even with my most expensive cartridge; ClearAudio Goldfinger V2.

No issues whatsoever. :)

keef 12-24-2020 12:21 PM

Me too! For years with no issues!

Cohibaman 12-24-2020 12:33 PM

How Do You Clean Your Stylus?
 
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Growing up, we just used our finger. Itís been a long long time since Iíve done that. :roflmao:

Past few years, Iíve also been using Zero Dust (on Ivanís suggestion actually). Works great.

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Antonmb 12-24-2020 12:49 PM

Onzow Zerodust as well with no issues. I also had a DS Audio ST-50, which works very well.

https://musicdirect.sirv.com/ADSAST5...le.option=noup

JDCheek 12-24-2020 01:09 PM

Just ordered one!

Masterlu 12-24-2020 05:26 PM

The key is to lower the stylus, make contact; and raise. Don’t let it sit there for any length of time.

FreddieFerric 12-24-2020 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Masterlu (Post 1027007)
The key is to lower the stylus, make contact; and raise. Donít let it sit there for any length of time.

That's exactly the way I do it. Don't know where this info comes from. Maybe my brother needs a golf ball shot to the head. :golf:

FOUR!

Antonmb 12-24-2020 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Masterlu (Post 1027007)
The key is to lower the stylus, make contact; and raise. Donít let it sit there for any length of time.



Yes, I have mine mounted on a small block next to the platter so I donít have to put it on the platter and can just lower the stylus before and after each play.
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Cohibaman 12-24-2020 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Antonmb (Post 1027034)
Yes, I have mine mounted on a small block next to the platter so I donít have to put it on the platter and can just lower the stylus before and after each play.
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Nice Nixie!


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