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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-22-2003, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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quick quastion -

what should i use to clean my jem?

specialy the neck

i shouldnt use water right?
like wet towel or something?

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-22-2003, 09:47 AM
 
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nah, don't use water.

Which part of the neck are you wanting to clean?
If it's the fretboard and it's either rosewood, or ebony use Lemon Oil, or Bore Oil (both of which can be bought at your local guitar store).

If it's the back of the neck just wipe it down with a clean cloth.

For the body use a soft clean cloth (preferably cotton, or microfibre). You can also buy guitar polish from guitar stores. I use Gibson guitar polish, or Dunlop Formula No.65.

Do a search in the tech section of this site to find lots and lots of threads about cleaning the fretboard and guitar.

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While we are on the subject,

I tried lemon oil but even though the fretboard now looks more shiny and wet it doesn't really take away the s**t that appears on it right under the strings. I did a forum search but there are so many different opinions on how to clean fretboards that it didn't help much. I don't want to make my fretboard shiny, I just want it clean from any dirt. What should I do??

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Did you try a rag and elbow grease?
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there's not enough elbow grease in the world
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Damn, the usual language problem... I have no clue what you call elbow grease in italian!!

Nuno, please come and help me!!!

THX for the tip Rich.
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Lavoro!!! Sfregamento!!!
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Lasagne!

It's called "hard work" in English
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I use a stiff pick and just scrape it off, then wipe it over with lem oil.
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Lasagne!
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What do I know, the only Italian I eat is a 5'8" brunette
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-22-2003, 11:17 PM
 
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Damn Rich! You just made lemonade shoot out my nose! LOL

This discussion of the English / Italian language barrier brings to mind a funny story that a co-worker told one day.

He was in the US Navy during the Viet Nam conflict aboard a supply frigate. They were on a Mediteranean cruise and were docking in Napoli. The crew was having a tough time getting the Italians on the dock to understand their English instructions on how to tie up the ship. The Captain broadcast a request, asking if anyone on board knew how to speak Italian. A seaman from West Virginia stepped up to the bridge and in his best Gomer Pyle accent said, "Gimme the bullhorn cap'n, I gots an Italian girlfriend back home and she taught me how to speak Italian." The captain hands over the bullhorn and the seaman confidently walks over to the bridge railing. In his best Italian accent he said, "Hey, paisano!" All of the Italians now look up to the bridge. "Wrappa 'da ropa arounda 'da cleata!" The whole ship erupts in laughter.
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If there's lots of crud on the board I normally just rub in the Lem Oil, then get a dry rag (woollen, or rough'ish) and just sit there rubbing at the board. The rag normally goes brown or black.

After that I finish with Lem Oil....Other's would use Bore Oil.

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Oh my god this seems like it's gonna take a long time (and I thought I was done with setting up when I finished tuning up my Lo-Pro)

By the way: Rich and SreamJem; good ones. I just love Italian jokes (I'm not italian after all )
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What do I know, the only Italian I eat is a 5'8" brunette
HEH One liners dont come much better ;-)

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