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I begun buying vinyl LPs some weeks ago. Some records are very electrically charged. This is mainly the case for new records, not for used ones. Is there a method to uncharge them?

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  • foxmusic.hubpages.com/hub/VinylRecordsAndStatic - gives some hints . . .
    – Pat Dobson
    Commented May 11, 2015 at 13:47
  • And - head-fi.org/t/295317/vinyl-static - And - forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/…
    – Pat Dobson
    Commented May 11, 2015 at 13:48
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    I'm not going to post this as an answer; that way it can't get down votes… because this subject is one of those that has vinyl junkies frothing at the mouth over the latest, greatest, static-removing gun/wipe/spray… all a total waste of time & effort. Use a standard old style velvet cloth with a sponge back… run it under the tap first, then squeeze it dry. Picks up dust & grounds the vinyl though you. Done.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented May 11, 2015 at 18:17
  • I really like the suggestion of Tetsujin. Is there any risk to damage the vinyl?
    – derBasti
    Commented May 12, 2015 at 21:42
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    @derBasti - very little risk, unless you manage to press hard enough to pop the drive belt (v unlikely) or are unfortunate enough to capture a nasty piece of grit under the cloth. Gently does it & all should be fine- been a vinyl user since the 70's & haven't managed to do either yet ;-)
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Jun 10, 2015 at 17:49

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Using a Zerostat gun seems to be a widespread method of removing electric charge from vinyl records

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