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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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String cleaner and lubricator.

Hi there,

what is the best string cleaner + lubricator you ever used? I use fast fret but im sick with its smell. Any suggestion?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 03:13 AM
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Re: String cleaner and lubricator.

Drop some lavender drops(or any other fragrance you like) on it.
The best?
It's just a cleaner/lubricator, buy any well known brand and you'll be good.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 03:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Will try when getting home tonight and I just wanna know some comments which brand is the best. I tried 2 brands such are GHS - Fast fret and gibson, but not very satisfy.
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Re: String cleaner and lubricator.

There's no such thing as the best.
We all have our own tastes so it doesn't matter what strangers like, go to a store and try for yourself
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 04:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: String cleaner and lubricator.

Thanks 6fingers, but too bad that there are only 2 brands as I mentioned sale here in Bangkok. Other brands I have to order from the bay or the online stores. That's why I need some comment before placing order. The shipping is more than this stuff .. haha :-)

I think Im ordering Dunlop and let see.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 07:02 AM
 
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Re: String cleaner and lubricator.

I use Tone Finger-ease and never had any issues with it.
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Re: String cleaner and lubricator.

Nothing
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-18-2011, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: String cleaner and lubricator.

Thanks for all comments. :-)
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-19-2011, 06:35 AM
 
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Re: String cleaner and lubricator.

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Nothing
This. I wouldn't use a string cleaner. I'd just change the strings.

If you want to clean up the strings a bit to extend their life, I like to just pinch the strings with a clean rag and slide that up and down the length of the string. I suppose you could try that with a little WD40 on the rag, but I'd probably follow that with a clean rag to wipe that off.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-19-2011, 12:08 PM
 
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Re: String cleaner and lubricator.

I too don't use a string cleaner.

But when I feel like being all fancy I'll use "Dr. Duck's Ax Wax," as a string Lubricant. It's good stuff.
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Re: String cleaner and lubricator.

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I use Tone Finger-ease and never had any issues with it.
I love the smell of that stuff.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-19-2011, 05:43 PM
 
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Re: String cleaner and lubricator.

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I too don't use a string cleaner.

But when I feel like being all fancy I'll use "Dr. Duck's Ax Wax," as a string Lubricant. It's good stuff.
I use this too
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-19-2011, 06:44 PM
 
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Re: String cleaner and lubricator.

Not going to help you here, but I actually kind of like the smell of Fast Fret...
When I bought my first 'real' guitar I bought a can (it was in a tin can at the time, not plastic like now) and the smell still reminds me of the joy I had when I brought that Fender Strat home...
To answer your question though, Finger Ease is very good, Dr. Ducks' is excellent and usually, simply a good cloth to wipe off the sweat is usually plenty.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: String cleaner and lubricator.

I will try Finger Ease. Thanks for all comments :-)
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