One of the best ways to clean a record is to play the record and then clean the needle. The needle of a good pick-up goes deep into the groove and thus removes even the deepest dirt from the groove.
There are various techniques to clean the needle, such as:
– blowing off the dirt. This often leads to the dirt being blown into the pickup body and thus clogging it.
– Vibrators. Here it can happen that the needle is loosened from the carrier by the vibration.
One of the best methods is to use Linn emery paper to clean the needle. Don't worry, as the needle is a diamond, nothing can happen to the needle if it is handled properly.
Pick up this legendary needle cleaner at HiFi-Studio Achterholt free of charge. Over a cup of coffee and a biscuit, we will be happy to explain to you how to use the needle cleaner.
You are also welcome to bring along your favourite record, which we will clean for you with one of the best record washing machines in time. You will be amazed how good the music sounds afterwards from this record.