New Vinyl and Static Electricity

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New Vinyl and Static Electricity

Post by derspankster » 11 May 2018 15:15

I've noticed that some new vinyl that I've purchased recently seems to hold static electricity much more readily than old vinyl. The color of these new pressings seems to me to be darker black. Perhaps the pressing plant might be using a different formulation of vinyl?

Has anyone else experienced this?

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Re: New Vinyl and Static Electricity

Post by JoeE SP9 » 11 May 2018 20:10

What labels are doing this?

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Re: New Vinyl and Static Electricity

Post by derspankster » 12 May 2018 01:18

Two that come to mind are a Diana Krall on Verve and a Van Morrison on a label called Exile.

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Re: New Vinyl and Static Electricity

Post by JoeE SP9 » 12 May 2018 14:15

Can't say I've had the same experience as you. The last two LP's I bought were Digital Underground, Sex Packets on Tommy Boy and The best Of Jacintha on Groove Note. Neither seems to have excess static electricity.

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Re: New Vinyl and Static Electricity

Post by mockduck » 12 May 2018 18:28

I recently purchased a new sealed copy of the new Dr. Octagon album in a Newbury Comics pressing, and the static on the vinyl was so heavy it was actually hard to get out of the sleeve! Probably the most static electricity I have ever seen on a record. I still can't figure out what might have caused it.

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Re: New Vinyl and Static Electricity

Post by VinylT » 20 May 2018 08:45

My last two new records came packed with static!
There was so much static that they geve me a bit of a shock.

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Re: New Vinyl and Static Electricity

Post by MetalT75 » 07 Apr 2019 09:38

Static on new LPs is horrible. I’ve got nothing on my old LPs but these new 180g vinyls could run an electric car for 100 miles. Some of them have so much static that I start hearing discharge crackles when the record is still 20 cm away from the turntable.

It must have something to do with the mass of the record and maybe there is a difference in material also compared to the old ones. Not one of these new 180g albums match the old thinner ones sonically either so I don’t know why an earth the make these 180g albums these days.

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Re: New Vinyl and Static Electricity

Post by bhuston » 07 Apr 2019 16:04

Marketing hype, that's all, snake oil.

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Re: New Vinyl and Static Electricity

Post by lenjack » 07 Apr 2019 16:26

Whip out your Zerostat. Incidentally, the dynamic stabilizer brush on some Shure carts, will neutralize any static charge remaining on the record while it's being played.

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Re: New Vinyl and Static Electricity

Post by bhuston » 07 Apr 2019 17:16

At one time (early 80's), I could buy inner sleeves that had carbon fibers that eliminated static electricity. They did a good job of bleeding off as you slipped the record out of the sleeve. Can't find them anymore, anyone know if these still exist?

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Re: New Vinyl and Static Electricity

Post by lenjack » 07 Apr 2019 21:09

Google can't find any.

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Re: New Vinyl and Static Electricity

Post by bhuston » 07 Apr 2019 21:12

They were kinda spendy but effective. Black with grey specs and the inside had a smooth silky feel. Odd that I don't have any in my collection that I know I once had....

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Re: New Vinyl and Static Electricity

Post by dysmike » 09 Apr 2019 21:45

Anything that's been recently shipped has been heavily loaded with static electricity for me. New albums will always fit this bill. I wonder if that's a part of it.

So yes, I wet clean everything.. sure, there's manufacturing residue, but there's also always static. Nothing kills that nearly as well.

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Re: New Vinyl and Static Electricity

Post by greg-60s music hound » 15 Apr 2019 20:05

I think almost every new record I've purchased in the last 10 years has had alot of static if they come in a paper inner sleeve I always replace with a mofi sleeve and after a few cleanings with some anti static record cleaning solution usually takes care of the problem dry weather can really play a part in static on records as well

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Re: New Vinyl and Static Electricity

Post by gfong » 15 Apr 2019 21:18

dysmike wrote:
09 Apr 2019 21:45
I wet clean everything.. sure, there's manufacturing residue, but there's also always static.
Follow this guys advice, works every time for me as well! good luck.

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