Static attack! Time to get the humidifiers going

With the temperature dropping and the heat kicking on that old nemesis is rearing it's ugly head again.  Easily noticeable on most records lately.  Especially today when I went to do some listening.  I have a Hudson hi-fi Anti static dust brush contraption set up and I think it does help.  I especially like how it dusts the record as it spins.  But when I went to throw on a record (Mahavishnu Birds of Fire) the dust brush swung over towards the record like a shot!  Hit it with the Zerostat (had forgotten to use it first) and tried placing the record on the platter again.  The dust brush stayed put!  Good to see the Zstat doing it's job.  

But, I am considering purchasing a Furutech destat in the near future.  Anyone actually use one with good results?  It is a bit pricey but I'm thinking it may be a worthwhile investment.  



Timely post! Looking for a good solution as well. Zerostat doesn’t do 💩 in most cases. I lifted a record off a delrin platter last night to flip it to side B and it rang out like an AK47. 

or.....two of these...

and one of these....

these devices project continual negative ions on the record surface to eliminate static. the reason i’m using the DS Audio Ion on my NVS turntable is that the plinth top surface is too crowded with my 2 arms for the CS Audio IME1 to fit.

i have three turntables and found that these devices eliminate any sort of static issue plus slightly lower noise and slightly improve dynamic life. i have one on each (my second IME1 is on order) of my turntables.

The Item in the Link has been reported as suitable over quite a long period and has good appraisal from found reports.

As a Method, it certainly is not the one that will cost the most to try out.