I just wrecked my stylus with the magic eraser

afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,992
Well since I am half blind with no glasses I thought that I had lifted the tone arm off of the eraser, but nooooooo! Swung it over and the stylus bent over 45 degrees out of place. I bent it back but it is still off center. So what should I replace it with? Amazon has the stylus for 32 bucks, the whole damned cartridge is like 39!
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  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,070
    Ouch. Thank god its a cheap fix
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,595
    Replace the cartridge with an Ortofon red or blue, and get a real stylus brush and cleaning solution. I see your not far into your vinyl resurgance, and unfortunately you already have to upgrade the cartridge, move on up to a better one. I read in one of your threads where someone warned you not to use the magic eraser, you should of listened. Sorry to hear about your stylus.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,992
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Replace the cartridge with an Ortofon red or blue, and get a real stylus brush and cleaning solution. I see your not far into your vinyl resurgance, and unfortunately you already have to upgrade the cartridge, move on up to a better one. I read in one of your threads where someone warned you not to use the magic eraser, you should of listened. Sorry to hear about your stylus.

    I don't remember seeing a warning but that doesn't meant that it wasn't there. I really didn't want to go through the trouble of replacing the cartridge with all the alignment stuff but I may as well try an upgrade.

    I dont have the setup tools, any recommendations on how to install a new cartridge?
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,992
    why not the Shure M97xE ?
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,595
    http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/168129/cleaning-stylus-with-mr-clean-magic-eraser

    My bad it wasn't your thread last post sums it up

    That Shure is a decent cartridge I owned one, they have been around a while lots of people use them, if you could swing for the Ortofon blue you would be a happy vinyl enthusiast.
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,545
    Oops. I have been using the Magic Eraser and it's been working great. Sorry to hear about your accident.
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  • aprazer402aprazer402 Posts: 1,244
    Afterburnt, If you want, send me a PM with your address and I'll mail you a Discwasher SC-1 stylus cleaner brush, no charge. The photo is of the actual extra brush I would send you. You can use it dry, there is also Discwasher fluid available, you used to put one drop on the brush before you would start at the rear of the stylus and pull it forward through the bristles to clean. Just offering.e10137lzqd99.jpg
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,992
    Night it did work great until I screwed up.

    Gud, do you know where to get a good price on one?
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,992
    aprazer402, that is very kind of you to offer. I will pm you thanks!
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,013
    I do I do :) I have one you can have! I upgraded mine and I have 1 Ortofon Red Cartridge with a still very good stylus and if you like I will included a DVD for you on how to setup a new cartridge and a alignment tool called a geo-disk from mobile fidelity

    http://www.musicdirect.com/p-7295-mobile-fidelity-geo-disc-stylus-alignment-protractor.aspx

    just let me know if interested and send me a PM and its yours!
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,992
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Night it did work great until I screwed up.

    Gud, do you know where to get a good price on one?

    Gud I mean for the red

  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,992
    You guys are great! I thought about abandoning the vinyl but now I will stay in Wonderland and I see how deep the rabbit-hole goes. lol
  • disappointment and heartache. Sorry to hear it. :'(
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,992
    Yeah I got home from work today and I guess I was overly exuberant to get back to my LP's and screwed the pooch.
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,013
    I did that myself once, ripped the stylus clean off my cartridge after having just started listening to it, was putting on another record with a micro cloth as not to touch it and as I pulled the cloth away it grabbed the stylus and snapped it off. I had just changed my Red Orotofon to a blue and after that I went back to the RED I offered you.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,992
    At least my digital stuff on the HDD is idiot proof, so far...
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,331
    afterburnt wrote: »
    At least my digital stuff on the HDD is idiot proof, so far...

    Just keep the magic magnets away from it and you should be good.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,992
    DSkip wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    At least my digital stuff on the HDD is idiot proof, so far...

    Just keep the magic magnets away from it and you should be good.

    I do have a second HDD on standby.

  • msgmsg Posts: 4,505
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Well since I am half blind with no glasses I thought that I had lifted the tone arm off of the eraser, but nooooooo! Swung it over and the stylus bent over 45 degrees out of place. I bent it back but it is still off center. So what should I replace it with? Amazon has the stylus for 32 bucks, the whole damned cartridge is like 39!
    voltz wrote: »
    I did that myself once, ripped the stylus clean off my cartridge after having just started listening to it, was putting on another record with a micro cloth as not to touch it and as I pulled the cloth away it grabbed the stylus and snapped it off. I had just changed my Red Orotofon to a blue and after that I went back to the RED I offered you.
    LOL
    am I the only one laughing at the visuals on these mishaps? I'm laughing with you, guys, laughing with you :) glad they're not more serious.

    I've certainly had my share of accidents like this. usually accompanied by expletives.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,992
    The older I get, the better I get at **** up lol fuzz brain
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,331
    These still aren't as bad as tipping over a Maggie and hearing the mylar pop as it hits the ground....
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,992
    I can still shave my head without too much blood loss
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,992
    I found a great use for the magic erasers. I am afraid to use them again for cleaning the stylus because I don't trust myself not to wreck something again. I have the TT on a platform sitting on vibrapods which are pretty effective and I was thinking of putting some closed cell insulation under the feet of the TT since I could still feel some vibration coming through the shelf from the floor. Voilà almost perfectly isolated!
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,505
    DSkip wrote: »
    These still aren't as bad as tipping over a Maggie and hearing the mylar pop as it hits the ground....
    OHHHHH!!! $@%*&;!

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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,992
    Keiko for the record lol what is the safe method?
  • leftwinger57leftwinger57 Posts: 2,918
    I got my hand slapped here for using what I thought was stylus brush. Oh no, it was the cleaning brush for the RCA cleaning thing. I don't use that anymore. For LPs I use Phan-Stat spray on a soft rag. For the stylus, just canned air for now. Some dudes around here use Zero Dust Onzow.


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  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 3,335
    I use the safe magic eraser method, seems to work well.
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  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,095
    I use this...
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    And this...
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  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,013
    edited July 2015
    I use the Onzow zero dust also and "LAST" stylus conditioner.

    And I think the key is to touch the stylus not to rub or wipe across it.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,992
    afterburnt wrote: »
    I found a great use for the magic erasers. I am afraid to use them again for cleaning the stylus because I don't trust myself not to wreck something again. I have the TT on a platform sitting on vibrapods which are pretty effective and I was thinking of putting some closed cell insulation under the feet of the TT since I could still feel some vibration coming through the shelf from the floor. Voilà almost perfectly isolated!
    And looks pretty spiffy too (real ghetto) lol
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