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    Record Brushes

    I got the standard Goat's Hair Brush with my new record cleaning machine and a friend said to switch to a MoFi brush instead. I have a Record Doctor brush that looks identical to the MoFi brush, are they the same thing made by two different manufacturers?
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    Re: Record Brushes

    I use this AQ brush. It works great. The carbon fibers are connected to the metal in the handle and it acts as a ground, much better than a similar brush I was using that did not have the ground.

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    Re: Record Brushes

    Jack

    If you're talking about wet cleaning brushes I prefer the Listener Select brushes from Osage Audio. Don't care for the MoFi brushes at all.

    http://www.osageaudio.com/select.htm
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    Re: Record Brushes

    Jack - I'm not sure whether the Record Doctor and MoFi brushes are identical but they appear to be very similar, and different than the goat's hair brush that came with your RCM. Some use one brush for cleaning fluid and another only for distilled water rinse, so if you decide to follow such a procedure you could try a particular brush for each step. The carbon fiber AQ brush and other similar brushes are intended for dry dusting records only, not for applying fluid with a RCM.

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    Re: Record Brushes

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Jack

    If you're talking about wet cleaning brushes I prefer the Listener Select brushes from Osage Audio. Don't care for the MoFi brushes at all.

    http://www.osageaudio.com/select.htm


    Jack,

    I am talking about wet cleaning brushes that spread the cleaning solution around the record before you turn the vacuum on.
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    Re: Record Brushes

    Quote Originally Posted by audio.bill View Post
    Jack - I'm not sure whether the Record Doctor and MoFi brushes are identical but they appear to be very similar, and different than the goat's hair brush that came with your RCM. Some use one brush for cleaning fluid and another only for distilled water rinse, so if you decide to follow such a procedure you could try a particular brush for each step. The carbon fiber AQ brush and other similar brushes are intended for dry dusting records only, not for applying fluid with a RCM.
    That's what I thought in regards to the carbon fibre brushes, that they were for a dry application.
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    Re: Record Brushes

    I'm another who has switched and uses the Listener Select Brushes from Osage.
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    Re: Record Brushes

    Is there something wrong with using the goats hair brush for wet cleaning? Mine seems to do a fine job. Much better than the velvet brush looking thing that came with the Gritty.
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