Nitty Gritty
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Nitty Gritty was established in 1981 by audiophiles Ken Erickson, Michael Baskin and Elliot Buckler, with the sole purpose of providing competitive professional record cleaning products at affordable prices, worldwide. Nitty Gritty’s incorporation followed in December of 1982. Elliott opted out of the corporation the following year. In 1990, Michael moved on to more actively pursue his own company, leaving Nitty Gritty in the able hands of Ken and dedicated production manager, Gayle Van Syckle, who had been with the company since its first month of operation.