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Thread: string cleaner damage

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    ICEcoffee ICEcoffee's Avatar
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    string cleaner damage

    Hi all

    don't laugh, but I've been learning guitar for a year now and have only just decided to use string clearer. I bought Kyser's Dr. stringfellow, my question is: do I apply this directly over the fretboard or spray into a cloth, then apply to strings. I ask because I don;t know if the lubricant can damage the fretboard in any way.

    Thanks guys

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    I, Galactus oRg's Avatar
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    I've never really tooken to much heart in cleaning my strings. If they're at the point to where they need to be cleaned I just buy new ones. Though a friend of mine used to use that stuff on his acoustic and I can tell you that it doesn't mess up the fretboard
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    Modbod UKRuss's Avatar
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    I totally agree with Org, I just don't bother cleaning strings.

    But I do use FastFret when rehearsing just to keep them well, less sweaty I suppose.

    Never had any damage.

    I think you'd have to assume that those who manufacture string cleaner have kinda figured that their product shouldn't damage the guitar.

    ...On the other hand people put hair dye on their heads despite the fact it contains acid...


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    Modally Challenged!!!! mattblack850's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKRuss
    ...On the other hand people put hair dye on their heads despite the fact it contains acid...

    And I thought Acid was supposed to go INSIDE the head???

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    blue bok2's Avatar
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    i dont use anything on my strings except my own sweat....
    when i practice more it seems that my strings become less course making you want to play more....
    i've played someone elses guitar which he dont often use...
    i can see a big difference.... sorta makes my fingers hurt...
    or maybe its just me..
    the only way to exit.. is going piece by piece..

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    Well it doesnt hurt to just have a good cloth nearby to wipe all the nasty debris off the strings. If I look closely at my strings at times I can actually see chunks of stuff lol....

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