My stylus cleaner of choice is the Onzow Zerodust, but there are a couple of stylus brushes that are a bit cheaper of an option that are worth mentioning.
Whether you choose to use a turntable stylus brush or another method, keeping your stylus clean is a very important part of vinyl maintenence.
I tried two different stylus brushes. The first was the Diskeeper Stylus Brush.
This inexpensive brush did a great job of cleaning any debris that had built up on my stylus. I did however find that you need to be extremely careful with how much pressure is applied during cleaning. Just make sure you are cleaning from back to front or you may run the risk of snapping off your cantilever.
The other stylus brush I tried was an eyelash brush style with cleaning fluid called the Record Doctor RCF.
I Did not like this style nearly as much as the Diskeeper with the small carbon fiber bristles. This cleaner did keep my stylus clean but not nearly as well as other methods. The brush was awkward to use and I was nervous the whole time that I was going to dammage my cantilever. The “cleaning fluid” is just alcohol and for the pice of $9.99 I really feel that this is a rip off.
It is quite easy to apply too much pressure while using these products and damage your stylus. This is the main reason that I have been using the Onzow Zerodust for a couple of years now. There is so little pressure put on the stylus when you touch it to the sticky surface of the Onzow that I feel much more confident that it will not damage my stylus. You can find a full review of this product by clicking here.
I absolutely love the Onzow Zerodust – But if you cannot afford the $35+ Investment I would recommend the Diskeeper brush for $6.95 on Amazon with free shipping. The bristles are very small, soft and close together which is great for gentle cleaning of your stylus.
Please leave a comment below if you have any questions for me, Or if you would like me to try a cleaning method or gadget let me know and I will be happy to look into it.
Thanks for visiting and happy listening!