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bornforburning



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:46 pm    Post subject: Slip mat question... Reply with quote

i moved about two weeks ago, and have a set up that allows me to use my turntable allot more. ive used it pretty much everyday since i moved, and noticed my slip mat is sticking to my records like crazy, its a nunslaughter one from hhr. this never happened before, but i guess it could be because if how i wraped it when i moved or something....anyway, anyone know the best way to remedy this? i know theres anti static stuff for clothes, but im weary of spraying shit on my slipmat...any advice is appreciated.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

buy a decent turntable mat.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

minge-eater wrote:
buy a decent turntable mat.

Cool, thanx man. anyone else?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really dont think it has anything to do with your turntable mat?
is the Nunslaughter mat "soft"?
although, I probably woulda purchased a more professional DJ or just a good audiophile mat from a good reputable turntable/DJ website?
the static is most likely coming from your vinyls.
alot of times depending on where your turntable is located in the house/apt., factors come into play( the carpet/other units in the room creating dust or static/etc....).
do you clean or wipe/brush your vinyls?
Personally, I dont like to clean my vinyls every play like some people.
I think the liguid (D4,etc....) builds up in the grooves.

I could on and on. but, just some thoughts and words that may help?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the same problem. I will search for a proper mat.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey, thanx a ton, i definitely dont clean them that often, ill give that a try, maybe ill check out a new mat as well...
thanx again!

Doomchild wrote:
I really dont think it has anything to do with your turntable mat?
is the Nunslaughter mat "soft"?
although, I probably woulda purchased a more professional DJ or just a good audiophile mat from a good reputable turntable/DJ website?
the static is most likely coming from your vinyls.
alot of times depending on where your turntable is located in the house/apt., factors come into play( the carpet/other units in the room creating dust or static/etc....).
do you clean or wipe/brush your vinyls?
Personally, I dont like to clean my vinyls every play like some people.
I think the liguid (D4,etc....) builds up in the grooves.

I could on and on. but, just some thoughts and words that may help?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

whens the last time you replaced the needle & cartridge???
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doomchild wrote:
whens the last time you replaced the needle & cartridge???

I've had the turntable about a year, and have never replaced them....
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try using a blow dryer on it that has an antistatic setting. Buy a cheap one, then return it after using it.
If it's still a problem, Id' suggest just stop using it. They're not really necessary.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bornforburning wrote:
hey, thanx a ton, i definitely dont clean them that often, ill give that a try, maybe ill check out a new mat as well...
thanx again!


buy an anti static carbon brush
they cost nothing and I have no problems with static at all thanks to these
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happens to me from time to time, mine is the one that came with WG die hard. I just hold the mat down while lifting the record and that's it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use the felt mat that came with my Project turntable, hardly ever clean my records (unless there is visible evidence) and have never had a problem
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heliogabalus wrote:
I use the felt mat that came with my Project turntable, hardly ever clean my records (unless there is visible evidence) and have never had a problem


This aint good for your records!!! I did the same mistake when I start to buy records two decades ago and some LP's from back then are pretty much destroyed (too much noise). Someday your records will get so dirty that you won't be able to clean them without a record-cleaning machine (costs from $500 and up). Also dirt distorts the sound alot. Word of warning, never use alcohol-based cleaning solutions!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadovahr wrote:
Heliogabalus wrote:
I use the felt mat that came with my Project turntable, hardly ever clean my records (unless there is visible evidence) and have never had a problem


This aint good for your records!!! I did the same mistake when I start to buy records two decades ago and some LP's from back then are pretty much destroyed (too much noise). Someday your records will get so dirty that you won't be able to clean them without a record-cleaning machine (costs from $500 and up). Also dirt distorts the sound alot. Word of warning, never use alcohol-based cleaning solutions!!


You may have something there. I have records from The Who. Floyd, Etc.
that I was obsessive about cleaning in the 70's that are scratched to hell and still sound good. I agree with alcohol based cleaners.
If you google LP care you could stay up all night reading about different opinions on cleaning, storage etc. There are even sites dedicated to stylus phyisics and hardcore LP science. I get dizzy from all this shit.
I sure as hell don't want to drop 500 for an Lp cleaning device, so I'll take your advice as someone who knows from experience.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be were you moved has a lower humidity that leads to more static?
The higher the humidity the less build up of static.
Maybe try moving your turntable to a different part of the house???
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