Antistatic turntable mats...

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    Any recommendations that don't cost a fortune?

    The one on my table is so bad I sometimes have to peel it off the record. I've tried some antistatic sprays on the platter with no effect and I don't want to pay a couple hundred bucks to fix it.
     
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    That's very similar to the one that's on it now. But for that price, what the hell.
     
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    Just curious, what kind of table?
     
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    I think you might actually need Cork mat.
    You can actually make your own out of cork from a hobby supply store.
    Use existing mat as a template, cut out the cork and iron it flat
     
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    Static on felt can be eliminated by misting the mat with dish detergent and water. The detergent is a highly polarized molecule that discharges the static.
     
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    It's a Pro-Ject Xpression III.
     
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    I like your idea w/ the cork mat, I'll have to swing by the hobby store tomorrow and give it a shot.
     
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    Very nice table :bowdown::bowdown:
     
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    Update!

    I tried making a couple of cork mats using an old crappy TT as a sort of lathe.
    They came out alright, but didn't seem to make much difference.
    I finally broke down and bought a mat from Herbie's Audio Lab. Awesome service, and it turns out the guy is local. I haven't listened to it too much but I like it so far. Definitely an improvement over the stock felt mat.

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    My next project is to build a ghetto record cleaning machine. :x:
     
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