18 thoughts on “Anti-Static Brushes: Do They Actually Reduce Static?

  1. I conducted this test last night with 8 different anti static devices. They are ranked from bests to worst. Six of them are brushes as noted below. The other two devices I used in the test was the Mity Zerostat Gun and the Walker Audio Talisman.

    My testing method was slightly different. I held the record in my hand while using each device. The Milty Gun and the Kirmuss Brush completely eliminated the static as well as the Boundless Brush. But the Kirmuss was a bit better than the Boundless Brush. I must state that they are my newest brushes with very little use. After my initial results I blasted the 5 other devices with the Milty Gun. The performance of the brushes improved to the approximate degree of the Boundless Brush.

    ++1) Milty Zerostat Gun, the best. Effected both side of the record from a one side application.

    1) Kirmuss KA-B Combination Brush
    2) Boundless Brush
    3) Pro-Ject Brush
    4) Audio Quest Brush w/gold handle
    5) Analog Relax Brush
    6) Walker Talisman
    7) Audio-Technica Sonic Boom Brush. The Sonic Boom added static charge to the record.

  2. First of all is the premise that the paper holds the opposite charge compared to vinyl valid? Both would have to be neutral. If one is neutral or positive and the other has a charge, then guess what? Vinyl has an affinity to ATTRACT electrons. There are 6 scenarios that will give you varying results…Paper has the affinity to LOOSE some neutrons. The best static reducer would have spring loaded steel contacts that sit under the run out to deflect static charge. AND it works because metat, specifically steel has the LOWEST affinity to attract or repel neutrons! It is always good to have knowledge and understanding before surmising and concluding…

  3. To be fair i like using it to get rid of random ass dust that appears when I pull out a record off it’s sleeve, and those sleeves are pretty damn good

  4. I think it's about time you do an update on this video, because the new AudioQuest brush can remove static more effectively than the older one.

  5. You doing it wrong! You have to discharge the brush by moving it into the centre on the spindle and make sure the metal touches the spindle. some people may be like yourself are more statically charged depends on what surface you're standing on and shoes , so where a anti static strap connected to a ground piece of metal. Don't forget the bottom of the record is static charged especially against the mat if it was placed on a copper mat would be better

  6. Ok…If you are not grounded too….forget it….ESD baby….Look it up! https://www.google.com/search?q=ESD+cord&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwinyNzU1qnaAhVJ4oMKHbsUBhYQsAQITw&biw=1920&bih=974

  7. If you remove static from LP with antistat gun and then use Audioquest silver carbon fibre brush, after some revolutions the LP will accumulate fair amount of static. That silver brush provide no electrical path from carbon to human body. I wonder if grounded brush or new Audioquest black brush fixes problem?

  8. I replicated your test of the capability of a carbon fiber brush to reduce static electricity and had the same results as in your test thereby leading me to the conclusion that carbon fiber brushes or more specifically the Audioquest carbon fiber brush does not eliminate static electricity from vinyl records. Several hours later I began to have doubts about those results because I realized my test and your test were both flawed in one particular way which is the hanging piece of paper itself could be charged with static electricity. So, even if the record or any other object was completely clear of static electricity, because the paper had a static electricity charge, when brought near the record, the static electricity of the paper would transfer to the record and then cause the paper, being the lighter weighted of the two objects involved, to move toward the record giving the possibly false impression that the record was charged with static electricity.
    The only true way to do a test of this nature would be to be in a completely clinically controlled room while conducting test and to have materials that show no static electricity on an electrostatic meter of some type.
    In my opinion, neither you or I have proven any result regarding carbon fiber brushes and their capability for removing or not removing static electricity from vinyl records.

  9. Different brand but similar look brush, and mine clears noticeable static off my records. Then I keep my clean records in vinyl lined sleeves. Maybe there is cause and effect here. I use the brush on both sides before playing the record. The brand is Record Happy (including brush, velvet brush/spray cleaner, velvet cloth). Depending how dry the air and temperature it varies how much I must clean the record. I also have an Audio Technica kit I use every time I play a side, and I've used this design for 15 years with a liquid cleaner. What people must understand is there is no fool proof method, but continually cleaning and removing charge is part of owning records. A zerostat gun is probably a good purchase also.

  10. Finally, its shown. I have also heard that the other side of the record gets more static if you use the brush. But Im not so sure about that. You should really get a zero stat gun to make these tests even more convinsing.

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