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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-14-2012, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Is this bad for my jem?

Hey folks, i recently bought an ibanez 777sk, and also recently bought the "dunlop 65 string cleaner &conditioner".


http://www.cmias.cz/editor/image/esh...mage_l_276.jpg

I use this to clean my strings everytime i'm done playing.
I apply it on the strings with a cloth and then whipe it dry.

Now i was wondering, even if i whipe it dry, there can always come a little on the fretboard.
So my question is: Is this bad for the maple fingerboard?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-14-2012, 10:38 PM
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Hey folks, i recently bought an ibanez 777sk, and also recently bought the "dunlop 65 string cleaner &conditioner".


http://www.cmias.cz/editor/image/esh...mage_l_276.jpg

I use this to clean my strings everytime i'm done playing.
I apply it on the strings with a cloth and then whipe it dry.

Now i was wondering, even if i whipe it dry, there can always come a little on the fretboard.
So my question is: Is this bad for the maple fingerboard?

No, just wipe the board clean when done.



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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-15-2012, 04:56 PM
 
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Re: Is this bad for my jem?

Sorry for stupid question, but what is the goal of this cleaning ? Does it help to prolong frets life ? Or it just for strings cleaning. Maybe I am lazy but i cannot imagine to wipe my strings every time I am done with playing.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-15-2012, 06:43 PM
 
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Sorry for stupid question, but what is the goal of this cleaning ? Does it help to prolong frets life ? Or it just for strings cleaning. Maybe I am lazy but i cannot imagine to wipe my strings every time I am done with playing.
You should wipe the grease and sweat from your hands off whenever you're finished playing (it's also prudent to keep the guitar in a case when not playing to keep dust off of it, but that's a personal thing for most).

A friend of mine, even wiping his strings down, has such acidic sweat his strings turn black in just a few days. If he didn't wipe the strings, he'd be changing strings every day.

Wipe the strings, the fingerboard, the back of the neck, the body... basically... everything you touch.

You don't have to polish it every time, but at least wipe it off. The acid in your sweat, and the oil you leave with the sweat can cause the strings to rust, the frets to tarnish and in some cases, it can cause dulling and premature wear of the finish on the neck/body.

Especially 'satin' finished or un-finished necks, these need to be kept clean unless you like that dirty, worn look. But even then, it's not good to have sweat and oil soak into the wood, or build up on the finish.

It's even recommended in most guitar instruction manuals.

I'd post a link to an Ibanez manual, but the forum won't allow it.

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Why can't you post the link? We post links daily.



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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-15-2012, 07:16 PM
 
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Re: Is this bad for my jem?

Beats me.

http://*****************.com/resourc...l_Prestige.pdf

That's what I get instead of

http://resources . ibanez . com/resourceservicehost/images/Ibanez/web/support/manuals/Ibanez_EG_05_Excl_Prestige.pdf

I had to add spaces to get it to allow that.
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http://www.ibanez.com/support/manuals

I can post links, just not THAT link in my last post.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-15-2012, 08:07 PM
 
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LOL @ what Jemsite censors!
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-15-2012, 09:28 PM
 
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Re: Is this bad for my jem?

Clean strings after every play, clean fretboard during every string change. A great habit to get into. Prolongs the life of your strings threefold and keeps the fretboard supple so your precious pyramids or tree of life inlays don't separate and lift.

Fingers can exude such gunk, it's quite unbelievable. Especially after a good play session. Be sure to grab each string so as to clean all around it (most of the crap forms behind it) instead of just wiping over the front of them.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-20-2012, 11:15 PM
 
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Re: Is this bad for my jem?

love all dunlop 65 products. i use their fretboard cleaner
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 04:05 AM
 
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Re: Is this bad for my jem?

I use their whole package, good stuff.
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