Misha, July 31, 2017 in Acoustic Guitars. tone forum. Thread starter 20_Gauge; Start date Feb 12, 2014; 2. before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. Tech experts from Seymour Duncan are regularly on this forum, and are clearly labeled as employees of Seymour Duncan. Taller frets make it easier to get clear notes: less finger pressure is required, a fact that some people don't notice, but which makes a life-and-death difference to others. Edit: There is also D'addario Planet Wave XLR8. Doesn't take much. -Arturo Toscanini. By Finger dirt and oils won't stick as bad, so strings are easier to wipe clean. Helps polish the frets and keeps gunk from building up on the fret board. I'll try to avoid silicone. You can post now and register later. You may have to register Now, I'm a bit traumatized and want to oil everything! Dunlop Ultra-Glide, GHS Fast-Fret, Finger-Ease, mineral oil ? String Lubricant and Cleaner and Gibson Luthier's Choice String Cleaner that are available. If you are using the Fast Fret to lube your strings, try using a product like the Dunlop 65 String Cleaner or the Luthier's Choice String Cleaner to remove the Fast Fret residue and clean the strings, in between applications of the Fast Fret. About coated strings: I love them but I have at least for sets of new non-coated strings that I would like to use. Feb 12, 2014 #1 I got 2 things of Fast Fret that I use on my strings but I was just wondering is the UltraGlide stuff any better? Doesn't make any difference to me as far as making the strings easier to play, or reducing string noise, but it does help preserve strings. Thank's for the lesson! We consistently create the best selling picks and analog electronics, and carry a large line of accessories that set industry standards in their respective fields. Hunging from 6 metallic strings over the Void, http://www.youtube.com/user/hermeticoguitar. As we have discussed before, milage varies and I won't try to change anyone's opinion. Finger dirt and oils won't stick as bad, so strings are easier to wipe clean. Distilled is preferable but you can get by with plain old tap water. Simon from United States ... Maybe mine was dried out straight from the start but it's useless. A long time ago I standardized on one brand of coated strings - I can cover all of my quiver with light and mediums and a few singles. I use Fast-Fret. $27.64 dunlop jumbo accu-fret fretwire … I'm surprised that a lot of people use naphta to clean their fretboard. 6180 $117.16. Just slip one of the fret collars over a fret, and use the included fret polishing cloth to remove gunk and bring back the nice, natural sheen of the metal. I'll probably try Fast Fret when I'll get the chance to go to the music shop. I may try mineral oil until I have the time to go to a music shop! A quality guitar can inspire you to write great songs, improve your understanding of the Gdim chord while in the Lydian Mode, cure the heartbreak of cystic acne--and help you find true love in the process. Joined Sep 17, 2012 Messages 349 Reaction score 102. Jim Dunlop Acoustic Guitar Hardware (6503) Music Nomad MN103 Guitar ONE All-in-1 Cleaner, Polish, and Wax, 4 oz. If you ever have a guitar refinished (bad idea but lots of people do) and it has had any oil or wax or silicon products on it it can be almost impossible to get a good finish. When you apply it to the strings it makes them "glide" and and extends their "string" life RATE:5/6 Fingerboard 01 Cleaner/Prep I … They are here to help. Great stuff. I use Fast-Fret. As Fret-Fiend said, it is just mineral oil in a convenient dispenser. It's just mineral oil in a convenient dispenser package. Thanks for the review ! "After I die I shall return to earth as the doorkeeper of a bordello and I won't let a one of you in." Water is for that. Upload or insert images from URL. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. I use it for small repairs and put a tiny drop under frets to hold them down when I do a refret. (I'll reed carefully the label in case a product would contain some.) So my humble opinion and I know I'm in a minority - all that stuff isn't needed and can cause potential problems down the line. This page was generated at 09:47 AM. I would suggest Fingerease spray or Dunlop Ultraglide 65. When you've had budget guitars for a number of years, you may find that your old instrument is holding you back. Practice until you can't get it wrong. I also know I'm in the minority about putting stuff on my guitar. GHS Fast Fret vs Dunlop UltraGlide. 6320. This item Dunlop 654 Formula 65 Guitar Polish & Cleaner 4oz. I just refretted a guitar for someone who obviously used something - I cleaned the board several times with naptha and tried to fill some small divots in the board with CA and powered rosewood - it simply would not stay in place. $20.70. Kind of hard to charge him a hundred and fifty bucks for work that I couldn't stand behind. ------------------------------------------------------------------. Another great use for Fast Fret is as a fingerboard conditioner, as it is white mineral oil (in a convenient dispenser). Thank's I didn't know it could hurt my guitars! © 1995-2019 Harmony Central, Inc. All rights reserved. I thought that it was corrosive. Talk with your fellow tone freaks on the web's liveliest (and friendliest!) Do avoid anything with silicone. The System 65 Fret Collar Kit makes polishing your frets super fast and easy while protecting your fingerboard at the same time. Back when I used the uncoated Martin Phosphor Bronze strings, I found that the GHS was great for cleaning off the corrosion that would build up on the strings. Martin specifically says that lemon oil can harm nitrocellulose finish (but of course Bob Taylor recommends it on his poly finished guitars). I prolly should give a try to Gibson. I've been using the dunlop kit for about 3-4 years now and it worked perfect for me. I've had the same FF dispenser for about 8 years now. All are welcome, from seasoned pros to absolute beginners. As has been said though, don't use anything with silicone in it. The System 65 Fret Collar Kit makes polishing your frets super fast and easy while protecting your fingerboard at the same time. However I just don't think it is necessary. I don't use anything. dunlop jumbo accu-fret fretwire 6190. For GMC support please email support (at) guitarmasterclass.net. You'd be better off humidifying it with plain old water. Most of the time, my guitars don't need it. It's just mineral oil in a convenient dispenser package. I use Fast-Fret, but very, very sparingly. Powered by Invision Community. Fretwire size has no real effect on intonation, but it has everything to do with playability. Most guitars and basses can be done in as little as 90 seconds. From picks to pedals and every accessory in between, Dunlop Manufacturing has been creating world-class gear for musicians for over 50 years. Tried the Finger Ease back when but never really thought much of it. Doesn't take much. I guess I was wrong!? Jolly - Ive not heard about the Fast Fret spray (well at least over here in New Zealand) Ive come across a product called Finger Ease but Ive not tried it yet. Fretboard 65 is specially formulated to clean away grime and return your guitar's fretboard to … Then pull a cloth between the strings and the fret board and move that up and down the neck. select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. All times are GMT-8. To start viewing messages, That's not the same as humidifying. Thank's for the information! link above. When you need to use fretboard oil The best practise for fretboard conditioning is to condition the fretboard using oil once maybe twice a year. check out the FAQ by clicking the However, if I am playing one of my electrics (which don't get coated strings) and the strings haven't been changed in a while, I might put some on, rather than change the strings. https://blog.taylorguitars.com/fretboard-oil. Cleaning Agents: Dunlop Vs Gibson, DUNLOP MAINTENANCE KIT vs GIBSON AIGG-RK1. Do you use any of these products or others? (https://blog.taylorguitars.com/fretboard-oil). However, having a nice clean neck does make it easier to play and you’ll find your strings don’t wear out as fast. Wipe your strings and guitar off with a damp cloth and use coated strings if you can accept them. I don't use any of the above but AFAIK they won't hurt your guitar. ", http://www.thomann.de/gr/dunlop_maintenance_kit.htm, http://www.thomann.de/gr/gibson_giggrk1.htm, Gus Stairway to Guitar Heaven - my practice agenda, Time is now: 25th November 2020 - 06:45 PM. I always ask a customer what she wants, if there is no preference i'll put a good quality uncoated string on a guitar that I work on. I apply after each play and wipe strings well on top. dunlop jumbo accu-fret fretwire 6320. I also use CA to seat the frets and told the owner that I could not guarantee that they would stay in place. But... then... Objectively, if I keep my uncoated strings as spares and get a few sets of Elixir strings, I won't be in trouble!). Edit: There is also D'addario Planet Wave XLR8 String Lubricant and Cleaner and Gibson Luthier's Choice String Cleaner that are available.
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