Time to wash some records

During our vacation I spent some time buying used records in Amsterdam. I ended up with quite some good stuff among which Porcupine and Ocean Rain by Echo and the Bunnymen, Japanese Whispers and Staring at the sea by the Cure, Closer by Joy Division, Keith Jarret’s Koln concert and the list goes on and on. Needless to say most of them, even if in great condition, needed a thorough washing. I use the Disco Antistat and, having finished their cleaning fluid, I decided to try and make some homemade based on the London Jazz Collector’s recipe. I know this was meant for RCMs but it does work with the Antistat too. I must say that the results were pretty good. At least as good as with the original fluid but with no residue at all! It does take more time to dry though, but that’s ok. All in all I’m really happy with it and, being a lot cheaper, I can just throw it away every 15 or so vinyls cleaned.

Granite PBT set for Matias/Alps – a short review

Signature Plastics released the awesome Granite set by Matt3o for Alps switches recently. It was like a dream come true and I promptly placed an order. I now have them on my KBParadise V60 with Matias quiet click switches. I must say the looks and the feel are awesome.

But… there’s always a but… it appears that they got the stabs completely wrong. And when I say completely wrong it means that they’re not compatible with the Matias stabilisers that usually come on the board. And using a cherry stabiliser instead will not fix it, it’s not centred and too tall so in the end they’re basically unusable. The only one that works, fortunately enough, is the spacebar. Luckily enough on my V60 everything seems to work just fine without stabilisers. Maybe because of the smaller form factor, or who knows, but I got away without using them and so I can still enjoy the new set. The rest of the build quality is super as usual. And I love the DSA profile.

Here’s a link to the set with reviews.