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post Mar 14 2009, 11:19 PM
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Hey guys,

I started using FastFret a couple of days ago and.... i have a question wink.gif
First of all, I don't like the fact that it leaves tiny threads in my strings. Second of all.... The little foil it gives on the strings, it makes sliding a lot harder! My fingers run stiffly across the fingerboard when sliding. I'm not sure whether this is because of the FastFret residu, but I also had it earlier, just not as much as now.

Could it also be the callosity on my fingers? I mean the hardened dead skinn...

Hope you guys can help wink.gif

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post Mar 14 2009, 11:23 PM
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Regarding tiny threads , just blow them off after you apply the fastfret smile.gif
Hmm this is kinda weird because fast fret makes strings slippery so its actually easier to slide on the strings up and down the neck....Sometimes it is harder for me to slide on new "dry" strings (my hands are also dry)...but fast fret really makes them slippery and diminishes a little that "sliding string noise" because there is less friction.


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post Mar 15 2009, 08:08 PM
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Anyone experience with this? I believe it can also be my fingertips being kidna roug, but it's crazy anoying tongue.gif


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post Mar 15 2009, 10:09 PM
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Yeah it can happen Kaz, specially on treble strings, but it's not that big of a deal really. You will get used to it, and the initial effect goes out pretty quickly. In general it is good to put FF 10 mins before and after practice, from my experience. If you don't like the feel of them during practice, just don't put before practice, and apply FF after practice in the evening.

Another thing, there is no need to put FF 2-3 days after putting a new set of strings, it will only darken the strings nickel coat.

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post Mar 15 2009, 10:58 PM
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It is better cause it somehow "eats" the dirt from the strings, specially winded ones, so the strings get a fresher sound. With water it is difficult to clean those small gaps.


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post Mar 16 2009, 12:35 AM
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Yeah it makes my bass strings (they are wounded) sound almost like "new" ! It saved me a lot of cash so far!
One tub lasts for months(2-3). I don't know how is it in comparison to other cleaning agents but its one of most popular if not the most popular one.


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Well, I think I know what you may be getting at when you say that sliding etc. feels a little different. The texture gives a certain "feel" but I've actually come to love that


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post Mar 17 2009, 09:43 PM
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The first time i used it I noticed this too
its a great product for everything else it does, and so I just decided to play without slides for a while and after a few minutes, it cleared up a lot.


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