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    Default Spinning them wet....

    Any opinions out there in spinning vinyl wet? I have tried this with a couple LP's that were on the scratchy side and found they played almost flawlessly and free of pops and other distractions. Is this an acceptable way of playing records, and if so, what is the best solution for doing so?

    Is there a risk of damage to the stylus/turntable?
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    I would think the wetness would clog the stylus and overtime sound pretty bad.

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    I remember that little trick "back in the day". Stores even sold anti-static spray with a magic potion designed to specifically designed to knock back the static. Good for recording an LP onto tape and, nowadays, a CD as a one time effort.

    Experience revealed that the LP would pick up more static even more quickly and "gunk" would build up on the cartridge stylus if done with regularity. You could actually see it attached tot he stylus. To wit, we swore away from it.

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    John are you talking about playing the record wet or just spinning them to dry them? If you are talking about playing them we all I have to say is

    First off the last thing you want to do is get your cantilever suspension wet as most are made of rubber or a composite with rubber. This will definitely cause the suspension to dry rot faster plus the extra weight of the water will cause it not to allow the stylus to glide freely through the grooves. The cantilever tube is typically made with some kind of metal so I'm sure it getting wet can cause rusting or oxidation to occur.

    I'm sure there are other pitfalls but at 6:22 AM with only a couple of sips of coffee in me that's all I can think of off the top of my head.

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    Bad for your stylus/cantilever in the mid to long run......

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    Lots of info on this out on the net- I tried it a few years back on gear and vinyl that I didn't care about. Pretty much worked as advertised- less noise & pops, crud accumulated on the stylus that I had to clean off. Dragging that crap around could very well damage the vinyl and I don't like the idea of my cart that close to water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    what is the best solution for doing so?
    I love a good pun, and that's DAMN good pun!:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by falconcry72 View Post
    I love a good pun, and that's DAMN good pun!:D
    It was unintended, I assure you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    It was unintended, I assure you.
    recently I've been making GREAT unintended puns. I don't know why; I guess I'm just lucky for now. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by nooshinjohn View Post
    It was unintended, I assure you.
    Uh . . . hmm . . . "unintended" . . . isn't that your middle name!:p:p:p:D

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    That's what my dad always said... lol
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