ronzeman wrote:Anyone remember the Staticmaster brush? It had a strip of polonium under the retractable soft bristles. The " radiation" was for ionization. I'm sure the "half life" has clocked several times over in mine, ( vintage 1977) but the bristles are still in good shape. Does a good job of cleaning just prior to playing. I also use my "vintage" Discwasher. This oldie has "directional" nap. Also a good performer.
As a photographer, I had a couple of Staticmasters. I found that the camel hair brush created far too much static, and that the polonium strip was pretty useless. For negatives, the best solution was a Zerostat and a can of compressed air. The Ilford cloth was next best.
I use a carbon fibre brush to remove dust from my records, just before playing, or a misted Diskwasher brush for the dirtier ones.