Goat Hair Brush


Thought to replace my AudioQuest Carbon Fiber record cleaning brush with the rare, premium record cleaning brushes being manufactured again by Russell Company in England made out of goat hair.

My experience has been that it leaves "way more dust" on the record then a carbon fiber one for dry brushing - it does a terrible job of removing dust from an LP surface and can even add particles/hair to the record surface.

Should have left well enough alone...

Thinking about pulling all the goat hair out from the wood handle and replacing them with the new gray hairs sprouting up on my head everyday. Call it the Silverback Brush (tm).
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Thanks for sharing your experience. As they say, "been there, done that". Similar experience.

Let me know how the Silverback Brush works out. :)
I have never tried the goat hair brush you mention but have tried a dozen other types including carbon fiber and other materials.

The best so far is the Milty Duo-Pad which is made in England. I searched for a link to provide for this thread but could not find anyone in the USA, hopefully a temporary thing.
Albert is this the brush to which you refer?

http://www.milty.co.uk/i307c166/Media_Care/Velvet_Record_Brush.htm

I found it on the website just need to find where to buy it.
Some how the link won't post but I found it at milty.co.uk listed as a velvet record brush
Theo, that must be why my old one is hard to find, your link is likely the replacement. That's the first time I've seen it.

Link below is the old one I use. This is a UK site.

Duo-Pad
FWIW, the U.S. distributor for Milty products is Music Hall, Great Neck, NY 516-487-3663. The UK website has a listing of several Milty products - one of which (Zerostat 3)I have purchased/used.
This reminds me of the squirrel hair record brush that was offered in the 60s; also from England.
Mapleshaderecords.com
sells a unique static draining record cleaning brush, and it's only $39.95.
There is even a money back guarantee!
Regardless of which brush is chosen, consider also owning the "Ionoclast" anti-static charge neutralizing gadget, an ion generator for $38.50 from Mapleshade. Competition to the better known Zerostat stun gun.
You don't see many dust free goats so I remain a skeptic.
Try using the goat's hair brush to spread enzyme cleaning solutions around a few old records.

The enzymes will dissolve those hairs in short order - problem solved!
Can't wait until Michale Femmer jumps on this as the must have brush, and of course he will make a video of exactly how to properly do the brushing. All for $39.95 plus shipping and handling.
Albertporter, I haven't tried a felt-type brush since back in the days of the Discwasher D4 system. The Milty Duo-Pad does look interesting. I didn't see that it came with a brush for cleaning the pads?

Dougdeacon, I'm gonna give your suggestion a shot. Flood it with pure water afterwards and see whats what. t'aint bein' used for nothin' else no how....

I use Femmer's technique of dry brushing from a video I watched of his called, "It's a Vinylworld After All."
Albertporter, I haven't tried a felt-type brush since back in the days of the Discwasher D4 system. The Milty Duo-Pad does look interesting. I didn't see that it came with a brush for cleaning the pads?
I use the red plastic cover of the Duo-Pad for that purpose.

The cover must be removed to access the pad. When the pad has completed the job of picking up lint, I use the edge of the cover to sweep the pad clean.

The Milty Duo-Pad works much better than the Disc Washer, at least as I remember.
Sorry your experiment went south. Too bad, there are plenty of old goats in this hobby to have made many a brush!
The MFSL brushes have the felt type pad, and I believe they are advertised as a wet/dry brush. I use mine wet to apply MFSL cleaning fluid to clean on the VPI 16.5....