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Anyone ID what this part is?
2017-06-16, 10:33
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For those who wonder what a Dust Bug was, this picture gives an idea. Not that I ever saw them used other than singly in practice. For a device that seemed such a Heath Robinson design, they did work, in the sense that they removed dust from the record. However, it has always been Linn's advice that, if the record is clean to start with, the stylus can deal with any residual particles.

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2017-06-16, 20:31
Post: #12
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Unfortunately the Dust Bug has ruined the finish of many 301's Sad

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2017-06-17, 14:26
Post: #13
Aha!
I once bought a used Sansui turntable circa 1973 that had something very similar to one of those supports. I didn't know what it was until reading this thread! Removing it would have damaged the faux wood finish so I used it as a 45rpm adapter holder; it's in a perfect place for it and looked good.

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2017-06-19, 10:34
Post: #14
RE: Anyone ID what this part is?
Audio Technica produced a very nice aluminum dust bug product (AT6002) in the late 70's. If only they reproduced it again. I bought mine at London in the early 80's. Still using it.
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2017-06-19, 15:28
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(2017-06-19 10:34)coolmaster Wrote:  Audio Technica produced a very nice aluminum dust bug product (AT6002) in the late 70's. If only they reproduced it again. I bought mine at London in the early 80's. Still using it.

A load of NOS ones appeared on the Bay of Evil last year. If they weren't totally useless I'd be with you there!

:-)

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2017-06-20, 00:54 (This post was last modified: 2017-06-20 01:01 by LD100.)
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(2017-06-19 15:28)Hamstall Wrote:  
(2017-06-19 10:34)coolmaster Wrote:  Audio Technica produced a very nice aluminum dust bug product (AT6002) in the late 70's. If only they reproduced it again. I bought mine at London in the early 80's. Still using it.

A load of NOS ones appeared on the Bay of Evil last year. If they weren't totally useless I'd be with you there!

:-)

I'm not so sure I would brand them as totally useless. Sad

Back when I bought one in the late 70's almost all LPs came in paper sleeves that left tiny bits of paper all over the vinyl. Combined with a zerostat and carbon fiber brush I found that trio cleaned things up nicely. The other option would to have bought a nice Keith Monks record cleaning machine, but they were an expensive alternative.

Jump ahead to the last few years and all my old LPs are now in anti static sleeves just like any new record that I have bought recently.
I haven't found any need to use my AT version of the dust bug lately; but it's nice to know I have one handy if the need arises. Smile

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2017-06-20, 08:13 (This post was last modified: 2017-06-20 08:14 by smokestack.)
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Dust Bugs were a product of the times.

"Hi Fi" was a boom hobby in those days, with two or three Hi Fi shops to be found on just about every high street... with windows full of accessories to empty the change from the pockets of adicts in search of a cheap fix on Saturday morning. Big Grin
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2017-06-20, 08:42 (This post was last modified: 2017-06-20 08:42 by coolmaster.)
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I think the the AT dust bug was a well thought out design and long lasting product for purpose and intent.
The rear counterweight happen to be a drop design where you can release the set screw, rotate to adjust the azimuth at the front so its satisfactorily level with the record surface. I have 2 of these, one for my LP12 and the other for my VPI which I had to stick and mount on a specially purchased high aluminum knob for it to reach and level with the 2" high platter. Works a dream.
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2017-06-26, 00:37
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How anyone could stand the noise they made was beyond me. I wouldn't have had one if they paid me. Horrible thing. People that had these also had a Zerostat. They needed it.

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2017-06-26, 02:20 (This post was last modified: 2017-06-26 02:20 by LD100.)
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(2017-06-20 08:42)coolmaster Wrote:  I think the the AT dust bug was a well thought out design and long lasting product for purpose and intent.
Works a dream.

I heartily agree, the AT version came with a bottle of liquid which, when added to the roller, minimized any static build up.
When a device works well 40 some years after its introduction, that is some mighty fine engineering. Oh, wait, reminds me of the LP12! Smile

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