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David Wallimann
post Apr 24 2009, 05:05 PM
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Although Fastfret type products are great for a quick fix in tone and playability, I too recommend that you change your strings! :-)


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Marc_Maiden
post Apr 24 2009, 05:24 PM
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i suggest taking off the strings, conditioning the fretboard, and adding new strings


that usually makes any guitar play 10000x better

also, if your hands get sweaty, believe it or not, that makes you play slower...


yesterday it was 90 degrees in my room, and i had to wait till it cooled off to record ivans blues contest entry because my fingers were too sweaty


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post Apr 24 2009, 05:30 PM
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Before conditioning fretboard you need to clean it fully.
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post Apr 25 2009, 11:26 AM
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QUOTE (AlexLion @ Apr 24 2009, 06:30 PM) *
Before conditioning fretboard you need to clean it fully.

FastFret conditions the wood as well right? Normally I "condition" my fretboard with some olive oil.


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post Apr 26 2009, 07:37 PM
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is olive oil ok?


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post Apr 26 2009, 07:40 PM
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Well I can`t surely answer you, i don`t know.. See what others says, but i think it`s could be good for wood smile.gif


Citrus oil is good smile.gif

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post May 3 2009, 10:26 AM
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QUOTE (Marc_Maiden @ Apr 24 2009, 06:24 PM) *
i suggest taking off the strings, conditioning the fretboard, and adding new strings


that usually makes any guitar play 10000x better

also, if your hands get sweaty, believe it or not, that makes you play slower...


yesterday it was 90 degrees in my room, and i had to wait till it cooled off to record ivans blues contest entry because my fingers were too sweaty


Seriously?
I just go wash my hands, lol.

QUOTE (kaznie_NL @ Apr 26 2009, 08:37 PM) *
is olive oil ok?


I bought some conditioner over at my local musicianshop.
They had some citric oils etc for fretboard.
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post May 3 2009, 11:00 AM
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QUOTE (kjutte @ May 3 2009, 12:26 PM) *
Seriously?
I just go wash my hands, lol.

And they sweaty again after couple of minutes smile.gif I think it depends on a person, I have sweaty hands for example =| But they didn`t make me slower at all huh.gif
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post May 3 2009, 11:25 AM
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QUOTE (AlexLion @ May 3 2009, 12:00 PM) *
And they sweaty again after couple of minutes smile.gif I think it depends on a person, I have sweaty hands for example =| But they didn`t make me slower at all huh.gif


Yeah, the amount of sweat a person is developing is fully personal, as is the exact constitution of the sweat (in terms of how aggressive it will be on your strings and e.g. your floyd rose smile.gif)


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post May 3 2009, 07:14 PM
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Actually, olive oil is not a good idea because it goes rancid over time. Light mineral oil or the citrus oils, which are actually mineral oil with citrus added, seems to be best.

But you should also try the coated strings, Elixir or EB coated slinky. They stay fresh a long time.


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post May 8 2009, 07:29 PM
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I've been using the Old English Lemon Oil on my fret board, string and back of the neck for years and it works great. biggrin.gif
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post May 12 2009, 10:11 PM
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Hey, I also have problem with sliding at times, mostly because my strings get covered in a crust of dead skin and other horrible substances. I believe cleaning the strings as well as warming up properly can prevent this... Anyway, there is other much better advice around smile.gif


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