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Offline Andy

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Fret Cleaner
« on: March 06, 2015, 11:12:42 AM »
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  • When I first got my guitar a few months ago a good friend of mine cleaned the strings and fretboard with his fret cleaner.

    How often should this be done and is there any recommendations for a good cleaner?
    I can't play a guitar, without my guitar string "twang"

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    Re: Fret Cleaner
    « Reply #1 on: March 06, 2015, 11:56:23 AM »
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  • I usually do everything when I change strings. I use Lemon Oil for treating the Fretboard and it also brings the finish up on the Frets nicely too, but it does dull down again fairly quickly, so bear that in mind.
    The trick with Lemon Oil is "Less is More".  I apply it, leave it to soak in for a few minutes and then buff the board with whatever you choose to use for the job, old dusters work well.

    There was a tremendous product around, don't know if it is still available, called Chrome Frets
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    « Last Edit: March 06, 2015, 11:58:11 AM by Rob S »
    "I am not a lunatic. I have the psychiatric report to prove it. A slender majority of the panel decided in my favour."

    If you lend someone ?20 and never see that person again, it was probably well worth it.

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    I can't play a guitar, without my guitar string "twang"

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    Re: Fret Cleaner
    « Reply #3 on: March 06, 2015, 12:50:49 PM »
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  • I rate this stuff very highly and recommend it whole heartedly Andy. OK, it is quite costly I suppose, but it lasts well and I found I was getting far better string life. I am notorious for my abilities in killing strings and this stuff saved the day. :D
    "I am not a lunatic. I have the psychiatric report to prove it. A slender majority of the panel decided in my favour."

    If you lend someone ?20 and never see that person again, it was probably well worth it.

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    Re: Fret Cleaner
    « Reply #4 on: March 06, 2015, 01:00:56 PM »
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  • Some has been ordered Rob..............
    I can't play a guitar, without my guitar string "twang"

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    Re: Fret Cleaner
    « Reply #5 on: March 06, 2015, 01:05:41 PM »
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  • Me too Andy.  ;)
    "I am not a lunatic. I have the psychiatric report to prove it. A slender majority of the panel decided in my favour."

    If you lend someone ?20 and never see that person again, it was probably well worth it.

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    Re: Fret Cleaner
    « Reply #6 on: March 06, 2015, 01:29:27 PM »
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  • Me too Andy.  ;)

    Look and you will find ha ha ha  :rolleyes:
    I can't play a guitar, without my guitar string "twang"

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    Re: Fret Cleaner
    « Reply #7 on: March 09, 2015, 10:47:09 AM »
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  • I like Dunlop string conditioner, especially for acoustics... when the strings start to lose their bite but I'm too busy to change them the conditioner can bring them back to life for a bit.
    I like to spell peddant with two Ds. That always annoys them.

     

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