By: Michael Fremer
August 12th, 2023
...Rather than vacuuming a really dirty record or placing it into a cavitation vat, why not pre-clean it to remove contaminants that can foul velvet lips or the cavitation tank, requiring you to replace the water more often? GrooveWasher also makes a fluid made especially for cavitation machines...
By Globe correspondent
Updated July 21, 2023, 10:00 a.m.
"...Don’t just target record stores. Murrah suggests vinyl fans consider stopping by antique stores, thrift shops, estate sales, and garage sales, where vinyl might not be prominently displayed or cataloged, but could be hidden away just waiting to be found. “Sometimes you’ve just got to take a chance,” he says. “Don’t be afraid to look behind doors or see what’s in that pile of boxes in the corner.”
Published By Robert Halvari
"The easiest way to see the difference a Groovewasher makes is by using records that have a significant built up of dust and static. Following the method above is all well and good and will get good enough results, but you will likely want to experiment at least a little bit to make it your own.
This is an incredibly effective solution and, being linked to the Discwasher, is in itself an industry-standard cleaning solution, and so I do not doubt that it can deal with whatever is thrown at it, and deal with it with devastating effect. Some people online have even chosen to use records that are so old and have been kept in so dank an environment as to accrue mold, using the Groovewasher to rid said records of the spores on their surfaces almost entirely."
Written by Thom Moon
"On first glance, GrooveWasher Walnut appears to be a near-duplicate of the Discwasher. The basic Walnut kit consists of a 4-ounce bottle of G2 cleaning solution and a walnut-handled cleaning pad. The cleaning pad is cushioned and covered in split microfiber, which the company claims is “many times more effective” than other cleaning fabrics. The kit also includes a circle of soft plastic that can be used to cover the record’s label while you’re cleaning it."
By Marc Henshall
"Regular readers will know why we’ve recommended GrooveWasher as our go-to manual record cleaning solution for over four years now. Quite frankly, in our opinion, it’s the best product on the market in this category. GrooveWasher G2 cleaning fluid is safe, highly effective, and affordable.
Ultrasonic record cleaners and vacuum-based record cleaning machines are terrific investments, but not everyone has deep enough pockets for such devices. A GrooveWasher cleaning kit, on the other hand, starts at $9.95 for a starter pack and scales up from there until you reach the flagship Mondo kit, which is the topic of today’s review. Put simply; there’s a GrooveWasher kit to suit all record collections great and small."
"The solution that GrooveWasher has developed is extremely great at its job. This is a cleaner that we use and recommend using before every play as there is no real learning curve to it and it is simple and effective. To put it simply, the G2 solution with the Groovewasher brush just works.
On new records, the cleaning removed the press release agent that was present on the records before our first play. We tested this by playing and cleaning them a couple of times per side until there was no more residue and then cleaning the stylus between plays."
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