How To Clean Your Record Player

holding a record using the edgeSo you’ve gotten yourself a brand new record player? That’s great! You’ll most likely be listening to good quality music being played on your player for a few months. After awhile however, you will start to notice that your record player is not playing music that well anymore. Either your records stop spinning whilst in the middle of playing a song or the sound quality produced is just not as sharp anymore. What could be the problem?

Well, you simply need to clean it! Believe it or not, a dirty record player can affect the quality of music emanating from your unit. You will find that your player is dusty and this is caused by the static electricity produced when the vinyl spins. This is what you need to do to properly clean your record player.

First, get a brush to clean the stylus. If you do not have a special stylus cleaning brush, you can use a toothbrush as well. Brush the needle gently to get rid of dust stuck to the surface. Next, use an anti-static cloth to wipe down the entire surface of the record player. If it is more than just dust that you need to get rid of, you can use a damp cloth moistened with a little bit of alcohol.

Once done, remember to always cover your record player with a cloth whenever not in use. This will help keep your record player clean for much longer.