VPI - RCM Vacuum Tubes/ 33 RPM M0025




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Replacement tube for VPI record-cleaning machines. Now includes alignment slot for guide pin and tube holder – perfect vacuuming alignment every time.

Customer Reviews (2.83 Stars) 6 person(s) rated this product.

Tubes? Really?

posted on 01/10/2017
1 Stars
Reviewer: Z
The tubes. Suck! Too brittle or thin or something. They crack and break same place (where the tube joins the holder), over and over and over. "Really VPI"? "Is that all you've got"? "Get off your butts and fix it"! Huge rip off. I'm stuck with a VPI 17 and it's ok except for the cheap tubes. I would buy something else if I knew about the tubes.

A joke!

posted on 05/06/2016
1 Stars
Reviewer: Scott
I've been using my VPI cleaner for years and been pleased with the overall performance, but these tubes are a joke. After replacing close to $300 worth of these things over the years I've given up. I finally went to a local plastic shop and had them fabricate a similar tube out of a stronger plastic. My custom tubes have outlasted these at a rate of 5 or 6 to one. Why continue to gouge record collectors?


posted on 07/28/2017
3 Stars
Reviewer: DjPaulT
I bought my VPI 16.5 back in 2010 since then I have had to replace this vacuum tube several times. I noticed that the tube becomes brittle at the end where it attaches to the holder and simply breaks off. You would think that VPI would realize this issue and make the tube out of a heavier material. Especially at $30 per tube. Otherwise happy with the machine.

UPDATE! I bought the much stronger VPI - Delrin Pickup Tube and it has lasted for three years now it's more expensive but worth the extra cash.

they brake down too soon

posted on 02/17/2009
2 Stars
Reviewer: Bob
I use 3 tubes according to the Walker System. First based on alcohol, second oon enzyme and the third to rinse with special hospital grade water. I have a VPI 16.1 record cleaner machine since 2004 and used, in my opinion too many tubes: they just crackle and brake down. But I have very clean and good sounding record, so for the machine,and tubes, for the time they last, the best grade!

The Tube of Excellence!

posted on 04/26/2007
5 Stars
Reviewer: Cris Yarborough aka Yarbz
This tube is great. It works really nice. The only caveat is that you have to have a vacuum record cleaning machine to get it to work right. I have one so it works well for me. Actually, I go through a new tube once about every 75 records. I rinse the felt after each cleaning and pat dry. It stays clean and lasts a long time. I save the tube I replace in case I have a filthy record to clean. I use the used tube to keep the newer one for cleaner records. Yes, dudes and dudettes, this tube is like totally tubular!

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