Anyone with experience of the Furutech ASB-1 brush?

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Anyone with experience of the Furutech ASB-1 brush?

Post by VinyldechezPierre » 09 Feb 2019 14:17

The last one, the SK-III, has been mentioned a couple times here but the newest one uses a different technology and I'm wondering if anyone has used it.

I've found one comment on the web that is very positive but, considering the price, about 175€ here in France, I wouldn't mind getting a few more.

Anyone?

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Re: Anyone with experience of the Furutech ASB-1 brush?

Post by Shadowman82 » 10 Feb 2019 21:47

This is a dry brush right ? Honestly a dry brush no matter how good can only do so much . If I were you I'd get a regular good dry brush and spend that extra money on something else .

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Re: Anyone with experience of the Furutech ASB-1 brush?

Post by VinyldechezPierre » 11 Feb 2019 15:16

Shadowman82 wrote:
10 Feb 2019 21:47
This is a dry brush right ?
Yes. But, according to critics and comments, it's not just any dry brush. At least not the older model which is somewhat different.

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Re: Anyone with experience of the Furutech ASB-1 brush?

Post by Shadowman82 » 12 Feb 2019 01:00

That maybe but like I said a dry brush only removes surface dust and debris , no matter how good it is .

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Re: Anyone with experience of the Furutech ASB-1 brush?

Post by VinyldechezPierre » 12 Feb 2019 11:05

Well, yes, a dry brush is for use for each play; it doesn't let you skip a good wash when bringing home vinyl.

But there is one aspect of a brush you didn't mention: the removal of static electricity. That aspect seems to be lacking with most brushes. Here, it seems to work quite well.

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Post by Shadowman82 » 12 Feb 2019 21:54

I have an audioquest brush with gold contacts which is according to review quite good at removing static and it was considerably cheaper than that Furutech brush . And with the money you'd save you could get that zerostat gun if you are really worried about static .

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Re: Anyone with experience of the Furutech ASB-1 brush?

Post by VinyldechezPierre » 12 Feb 2019 23:30

Thanks.

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Re: Anyone with experience of the Furutech ASB-1 brush?

Post by dysmike » 13 Feb 2019 01:37

Shadowman82 wrote:
12 Feb 2019 21:54
I have an audioquest brush with gold contacts which is according to review quite good at removing static and it was considerably cheaper than that Furutech brush . And with the money you'd save you could get that zerostat gun if you are really worried about static .
I agree with this, and that combo generally works. When it doesn't a wet clean sorts it out.

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Re: Anyone with experience of the Furutech ASB-1 brush?

Post by Jim Leach » 13 Feb 2019 02:04

I have some basic brush with carbon fibers mixed with the others that’s supposed to dissipate static.

It does Help but does not eliminate it. Maybe if I added a ground strap but I just use it each play. Back when my rig was up anyway.

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Re: Anyone with experience of the Furutech ASB-1 brush?

Post by VinyldechezPierre » 13 Feb 2019 12:15

Jim Leach wrote:
13 Feb 2019 02:04
I have some basic brush with carbon fibers mixed with the others that’s supposed to dissipate static.

It does Help but does not eliminate it. Maybe if I added a ground strap but I just use it each play. Back when my rig was up anyway.
This brush is supposed to work better than others without a ground strap but the way to use it sounds weird to me. First, let me say that this brush looks like a makeup brush rather than the usual vinyl brush; so it has a metal part that holds the fiber and the handle together; and supposedly you make the ground just by touching that metal part while lightly brushing the record...

Sounds a bit weird to me. But if it works... who cares just how?

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Post by Jim Leach » 13 Feb 2019 12:25

Well, it seems to me you need conductive fibers for that to work.

Remember rubbing your vinyl comb with a piece of wool cloth to pick up paper scraps like “magic”?

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Re: Anyone with experience of the Furutech ASB-1 brush?

Post by dysmike » 13 Feb 2019 15:25

My audioquest also has a metal piece you can hold. I'm not sure it's a significant improvement over the previous ones. The only anti-static brushes I've had that have actually ELIMINATED static contained radioactive material (staticmaster). Those worked great.
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Re: Anyone with experience of the Furutech ASB-1 brush?

Post by VinyldechezPierre » 13 Feb 2019 15:51

Jim Leach wrote:
13 Feb 2019 12:25
Well, it seems to me you need conductive fibers for that to work.
And I think that is what it is. Special whatever conductive fibers.

So, yes, I get the reference to the comb which people of my age all know, I think. Except how does one clean the brush afterwards when, it seems, you are not supposed to touch the brush?

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Re: Anyone with experience of the Furutech ASB-1 brush?

Post by Jim Leach » 14 Feb 2019 01:10

It must be sent back to the manufacturer after each use for “reconditioning”...

The good news is they only charge 20 euro each time. But they suggest reconditioning after each record cleaning.

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Re: Anyone with experience of the Furutech ASB-1 brush?

Post by VinyldechezPierre » 14 Feb 2019 10:46

Jim Leach wrote:
14 Feb 2019 01:10
It must be sent back to the manufacturer after each use for “reconditioning”...

The good news is they only charge 20 euro each time. But they suggest reconditioning after each record cleaning.
What? Crazy stuff.

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