Fixing Record Player Distortion #MusicMonday

It’s a rainy day. It’s time to chill. You just bought a vintage vinyl record of Nico’s Chelsea Girl. But when the record starts spinning, the record just doesn’t sound right. What to do? Here’s some tips from Your Sound Matters:

Perhaps the most common and easily fixed cause of why a record player or turntable might sound distorted is a dirty stylus.

The needle (more accurately known as a stylus) is the tiny diamond tip that tracks the record groove. As it travels across the record, it will occasionally pick up dirt and dust from the record surface along the way.

Slowly but surely, the grime will gather on the stylus tip and hinder its ability to trace the groove accurately.

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