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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:13 pm 
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Just wondering if anyone on the forum is using Last record perservative and if so what are the results ?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:22 pm 
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I used to use it, years ago when it first came out. I never found it to do any harm (which is good!) but I couldn't really say it did any good either. The records I treated with it still sound good today, but then, so do others that weren't. My use of Last was roughly around the same time that I could afford much better tone arms and cartridges, so it's hard to say which is the real reason I stopped wearing out records!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:43 pm 
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I treated just about all my LPs with it back in the '80s. I still have them all and they still sound fine, but I've no idea if they're any better or worse than if I hadn't treated them.

I quit buying LPs in the '90s, then got into it again in the early 2000s. I didn't treat any of those newer LPs with Last, and they still sound fine as well.

I was paranoid about record wear when I was younger, but now I'm older and I don't worry about it. I listen to other sources as well, and I'd be really, really surprised if any of my LPs ever saw more than 20 plays. I think they'll be perfectly fine with or without the Last.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:42 pm 
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is'n it Preservative? As others I used it when it was "in fashion" but can not say that it was any good......


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:02 pm 
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Perversative? :lol:

Ahem....like everyone else here, I used to use it but don't bother anymore. My feeling is that it may have reduced groove wear, but did nothing to prevent the kind of damage they claimed it prevented...the micro-fractures and resultant cratering from the energy directed into the vinyl by the passing stylus.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:50 pm 
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A lot of I feel, I think ......

I have treated my newly bought LPs with the Last and compared it with the exact same LP titles at my friend's much less revealing system. Even he was surprised by how much better my treated LPs sounded over his.

The Last is supposed to slow down the wear of the grooves for about 200 plays. I don't listen to LPs often and the most listened LPs are still far from that 200 marks, so can't tell you if a well played treated LP still sounds better than a well played non-treated LP.

But from my experience above on newly treated LPs, I will never play any new LP before cleaning and treatment. I finished one small bottle of Last after treating about 60 to 70 LPs and I have purchased two small bottles recently getting ready for my pile of new LPs.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:43 pm 
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I used to use last 20 years ago. Then I bought a record cleaner. Keeping the record clean is more important to wear ( sound quality) than anything else. Plus Last wasn’t cheap.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:10 am 
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I was another 80's user, but have not used it since then. In my opinion the records that I treated with it are in better shape than those that I did not.
I had a problem with those soft plastic Angel dust covers binding to some records and ruining them. I think that I put the records into those covers before the LAST had completely dried and that is what caused them to bond. Should have done an experiment with a "throw away" record but never got around to it; so it is an untested theory. I lost some good records that way.
Personal verdict: Like it, but proceed with caution.


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