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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-16-2005, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Best way to clean EMG's?

I was just restinging my first guitar with EMG's on it and I noticed that the Pick-ups show the same build up of dirt that I usually see on the fretboard around the first 3 or four frets right under the strings. I wanted to know the best way to clean that off the pick-ups without damaging them. Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-16-2005, 08:16 PM
 
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Re: Best way to clean EMG's?

Are they black? If so I'd use Naptha. If you don't have that, use rubbing alcohol. If they're white I'd say use a little bit of toothpaste and a toothbrush. But anything that cuts grease is fine, like Windex. If you use something like a furniture wax or polish it can shine them up.
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Re: Best way to clean EMG's?

One word... "spit"..
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Re: Best way to clean EMG's?

Spit works just as well as anything else, I guess. I generally use rubbing alcohol myself.
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Re: Best way to clean EMG's?

It's good to know I can clean it off, at first I thought they were permanently stained. Thanks for the help everyone!
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-17-2005, 07:02 AM
 
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Re: Best way to clean EMG's?

i thought emgs had a solid plastic cover. seems like you should just get a damp cloth and wipe it down
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