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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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My guitar STINKS!

I bought a RGA 121 off evilBay. Plays great, love the looks.

BUT IT STINKS!

It was supposed to be new and the tags were on it but why does the fretboard smell like it was urinated on or played for hours by some sweaty fat man with a 3 pack a day habit?

What can I use to DISINFECT it? Anything? I'm going to clean off the fretboard with lemon oil but geez, I'm not sure it's enough. What the *bleep* happened here?

Anyone else ever encountered a smelly guitar?
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 10:54 PM
 
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Re: My guitar STINKS!

Ha, thats hilarious
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post #3 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 10:56 PM
 
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LOL Maybe Murphy's Oil soap? Sorry about your smelly guitar.
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post #4 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 10:57 PM
 
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How about FretBreeze it gets rid of that stale beer smell and also that residue from greasy fried fish from in-between sets. When your not feeling fresh try FretBreeze. Not sold in stores.
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post #5 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My guitar STINKS!

Is Murphy's really safe on a guitar? The fretboard and everything? (not the electronics)

And the FretBreeze has me laughing..."Dad, do your frets ever get that not-so-fresh feeling?"
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I bought a RGA 121 off evilBay. Plays great, love the looks.

BUT IT STINKS!

It was supposed to be new and the tags were on it but why does the fretboard smell like it was urinated on or played for hours by some sweaty fat man with a 3 pack a day habit?

What can I use to DISINFECT it? Anything? I'm going to clean off the fretboard with lemon oil but geez, I'm not sure it's enough. What the *bleep* happened here?

Anyone else ever encountered a smelly guitar?
If I were you, stay off your guitar for a while until you rectify the problem. Imagine this, you just played your guitar and you accidently pick your nose with your left hand finger.....

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post #7 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 11:36 PM
 
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a diluted murphy's oil soap should work.
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post #8 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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If I were, stay off your guitar for a while until you rectify the problem. Imagine this, you just played your guitar and you accidently pick your nose with your left hand finger.....
I'd probably get ebola...believe me, I'm staying off the thing.
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Re: My guitar STINKS!

The case is usually the culprit. Obviously clean the guitar and then try something like Febreze on the case. Leave the case open for a few days (no guitar) to air out.
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post #10 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-23-2007, 12:44 AM
 
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Smelly guitar, Smelly guitar,
Where were they storing you?
Smelly guitar, smelly guitar,
it's not your fault.....

Where's Phoebe when you need her?
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Smelly guitar, Smelly guitar,
Where were they storing you?
Smelly guitar, smelly guitar,
it's not your fault.....

Where's Phoebe when you need her?
hahahah to funny
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The case is usually the culprit. Obviously clean the guitar and then try something like Febreze on the case. Leave the case open for a few days (no guitar) to air out.

oh god i bought a guitar from a pawn shop and the guitar didn't smell that bad but OH DAMN the case SMELLED LIKE STALE ASS . i fabreze bombed that bastard and then took dryer sheet and stuck them in there . It still sorta smelled when i sold it but i made sure the buyer knew the case still smelled funky .

as far as the guitar , others had some good suggestions .

send your guitar to this dude

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIZHibe67A0
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oh god i bought a guitar from a pawn shop and the guitar didn't smell that bad but OH DAMN the case SMELLED LIKE STALE ASS . i fabreze bombed that bastard and then took dryer sheet and stuck them in there . It still sorta smelled when i sold it but i made sure the buyer knew the case still smelled funky .

as far as the guitar , others had some good suggestions .

send your guitar to this dude

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIZHibe67A0

LOL I've seen that video at least 20 times on the car forums. I never get tired of it. LOL
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post #14 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-23-2007, 02:37 AM
 
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Re: My guitar STINKS!

I'm willing to bet that it was oiled with the stew mac fretboard oil, that stuff smells horrid like, a old metallic type smell an almost fishy type smell.

i used it on a guitar and almost hurled

To get it off I used the gibson fretboard conditioner and scrubbed it hard with soft towell, and used excessive amounts of it and it went away.
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Re: My guitar STINKS!

I've got these lavender "teabags"-type things in my guitar case. They're actual twigs and leaves from a lavander bush and absorbs all nasty smells from the case- all neatly contained in a tea bag.

They aer meant as moth repellent for clothes in your cupboard. My Ibanez stank when it came brand new from the warehouse.
They work a treat.
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