OK, thanks for the advice.... However, is it just impossible to clean a record so that it's crackle/pop-free? I also noticed that on my stylus there's a little like line of thread that seems that got picked up from playing the record, however it's now stuck. May not be stuck, I just tried blowing it off & didn't come off. I just don't want to touch the stylus with my fingers & possible damage something. Will I damage the stylus just by the touching of it?