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kaznie_NL
post Mar 8 2009, 07:56 PM
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Hey guys,

I just wondered.... Is fastfret a good buy? I can order it for 7.50 euros, just not sure whether it's necesary...

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ps, for all dutchies, 7,50 is cheap, that's because I looked at musicallin.nl. The site is great, pay after receiving your stuff, and no shipping duties!!


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post Mar 8 2009, 08:07 PM
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I used it for a while makes the strings feel very smooth. But it seems to take some of the brightness.

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post Mar 8 2009, 08:18 PM
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It's not something to use everyday, but I recommend it to get longer life out of your strings. When you rub it on, it takes any small corrosion out of the strings, and surprisingly they sounds new again. Guitar players change strings too often I think. A set of strings should last over 3 months with this stuff.


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post Mar 8 2009, 08:29 PM
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I have one here but never used it smile.gif I'll try tonight

I usually change strings every month but if on a tour then every single day. I never risk when I am about to play on stage. Also I have agressive vibrato. Even if I don't change them they lose sustain and sometimes hard to stay in tune.


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post Mar 8 2009, 08:52 PM
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I used fast fret until I discovered elixir strings. It made regular stringslast a bit longer. No use for it anymore smile.gif smile.gif



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post Mar 8 2009, 08:55 PM
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I tried fastfret once, but i didnt notice much improvement really. But some seems to get good use out of it.


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post Mar 8 2009, 09:25 PM
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I sometimes use fastfret to keep the strings clean and brighter, it works pretty good. But I change strings every 3/4 days.


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post Mar 8 2009, 10:12 PM
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I use it and like it.

Keeps them feeling newer longer.

Lot sure about changing the sound. I havent noticed anything.


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post Mar 8 2009, 10:26 PM
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I use Fast Fret every time I play guitar, but I wont pay more then 5€
http://www.thomann.de/gb/ghs_fast_fret.htm
You can't make a order in this shop below 20€. If you buy something else it is worth a buy.
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post Mar 8 2009, 10:27 PM
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i use it and like it, dont know about making strigs last longer, never keep em on long enough to find out. it does however make the strings a bit slicker when you first apply it though.


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post Mar 9 2009, 01:27 AM
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I do apply it about once a week to condition the strings and it will help the life of the fret board. As far as the product claiming to brighten the tone, don't know about that one mate. It also says it will make you play faster, well maybe for some, but don't get it on your pick or it will slow you down. smile.gif dropped mine twice today during a take after applying it. laugh.gif

You really should apply and then let it dry overnight, I just don't have the patience.


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post Mar 9 2009, 01:29 AM
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I use it everyday after i get done playing i wipe everything down and then apply fastfret to my strings...


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post Mar 9 2009, 02:09 AM
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I think 7.50 euros is descent price for FF,
I use it pretty often tho. smile.gif


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post Mar 9 2009, 02:22 AM
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I used it for many years but have switch to finger ease, since it is slicker. I just wanted the lubrication for my fingers, never paid any attention to if it made the strings last longer or sound better. I just wanted slickness.


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post Mar 9 2009, 02:28 AM
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I guess you could use it everyday to stop corrosion in the first place. biggrin.gif

I'm far too lazy for that, I actually don't like the slickness of it too much. I always wipe the excess with a clean dry cloth to slow them down as much as I can.


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post Mar 9 2009, 05:44 AM
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Useless stuff. Adding this spray to my strings increases the mass of the string and therofore affects intonation. I play advaced country stuff where the correct pitch is paramount. This is just crap on my strings and I don't need that.
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post Mar 9 2009, 06:10 AM
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QUOTE (leedbreak @ Mar 9 2009, 02:22 AM) *
I used it for many years but have switch to finger ease, since it is slicker. I just wanted the lubrication for my fingers, never paid any attention to if it made the strings last longer or sound better. I just wanted slickness.

I just ordered a can of finger ease to see what its like.. Im happy with fastfret, but ill try finger ease to see what its
like

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post Mar 9 2009, 07:33 AM
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If I just want something to clean my guitar with, should I go for FastFret or for Fender Guitarpolish?

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post Mar 9 2009, 07:57 AM
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QUOTE (kaznie_NL @ Mar 9 2009, 07:33 AM) *
If I just want something to clean my guitar with, should I go for FastFret or for Fender Guitarpolish?

Kaz


Depends totally which parts of the guitar you want to clean? FastFret in my opinion is not for 'cleaning' the strings and the Guitarpolish is mostly to let the body shine again.


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post Mar 9 2009, 08:30 AM
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QUOTE (kaznie_NL @ Mar 9 2009, 07:33 AM) *
If I just want something to clean my guitar with, should I go for FastFret or for Fender Guitarpolish?

Kaz


Fastfret is just for cleaning strings. For body you need a polish.
Take a look , there's everything you need here: http://www.thomann.de/fr/gibson_luthiers_choice.htm


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