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    Default Antistatic ionizing air gun with its own high voltage generator?

    Anybody had a play with one of these? Looks interesting, for anyone who's found the little Zerostat guns a bit of the lightweight side (as I have):

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antistati...-/282605507078

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    Looks to be a bit of a sledgehammer to crack a small nut. Also it seems you have to provide it with a separate air pump; though I suppose one used to aeriate fish tanks could be pressed into service.

    Fortunately I'm not troubled with static and have never found the need to use a Zerostat or any other piezoelectric anti-static 'gun'.
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    Yup, an interesting toy, no doubt, but like you I'm not so troubled by static, such that the use of a device like that would become necessary. I find that the effects of static are largely eliminated by cleaning records on an RCM, with the right type of fluid, and using good quality anti-static sleeves, such as those from Nagaoka.

    Thus done, I virtually never have to mess with my records, which simply slip, pristine, out of their sleeves and are ready for playing

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    For clean static free room treatment.
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    Your sentence makes no sense, daftee...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post


    Your sentence makes no sense, daftee...

    Marco.
    the product in question is used for a clean room. you could use it for records too but its really for treating a room for static.
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    High voltage risk surely? Could be ''frying tonight'' as we used to say in the ''chippy''.

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    Get that thing too close to your cartridge could cause catastrophic results?

    Before I got my RCM, I used the DiscWasher brush before every play, which caused static, and was followed up by the Zerostat. But now Iím Like Marco, after a good washing on the RCM and storage in a vinyl sleeve, I donít fuss with Records anymore. I just pop them on and play.

    Russell

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    Quote Originally Posted by prestonchipfryer View Post
    High voltage risk surely? Could be ''frying tonight'' as we used to say in the ''chippy''.
    Yep, 1.5mA at 4kV could be lethal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Yep, 1.5mA at 4kV could be lethal!
    Hmm. Maybe I should get one for the wife? Tell her it's a new type of hair drier.

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