Clean Your Records Before Recording Them

Start with the cleanest records possible.  If you can see dust on them, that will turn into clicks and pops in the recording.  That should be avoidable.  You can use a soft lint-free cloth or brush to clean them, or you can purchase a special spray.

Do not use TAP water to clean the records as this can cause corrosion.  If you are going to use water, purchase some distilled water.

Purchase a new needle if possible.  If you've been using the same needle for 50 years, it might be time to replace it.

If you record player is really warped, you may need to get a new one.  After all, it's not the record player we care about, it's the music!

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