- Sep 25, 2006
Ok so I put in the cartridge, balanced the tone arm etc and put in some records. They are dusty but I didn't want to do anything wrong so I just let them play anyway. For some reason there is an intimacy throughout the whole experience that after I set everything up and put in the first record that made it all instantly worth it. A few questions. I am approaching the end of summer and trying to save money for school - already putting off a couple of purchases. I understand that I need record care equipment but can't spend hundreds here. Considering the fact that I will have a job at school but need some stuff to hold me over what is the bare minimum that I need to keep the table and records clean and not damage them. I know I need a brush, something for the needle aswell? Also, should I purchase a mat for it? I feel like it is counter productive to clean a record then turn it over on the table where there must be dust etc. Please let me know what you think, in the mean time I have music to listen to. I will post pictures later!