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post Nov 8 2007, 12:46 PM
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First of all, I wipe my entire guitar down after every time I play play it, beneath the strings, the neck, everywhere. I noticed today when I sat down with my guitar that there's a buildup of fabric from the cloth on my high E string, and now when I play any note on it, it sounds very faintly muted and fades very quickly... and I can't get the dang fabric off!

I've been trying for about 15 minutes straight to get it off, even with tweezers, but it's not working... any suggestions?

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post Nov 8 2007, 12:52 PM
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post Nov 8 2007, 01:02 PM
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Hold down the string on both sides of the fabric with one hand, and pull very hard on the fabric with the other hand.

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You could also take a lighter and try burning the fabric off. It shouldn't affect the steel string, but I am not one-hundred percent sure. It's worth a try.

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post Nov 8 2007, 02:29 PM
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i would say just change the strings spend the 10 bucks and get a new clean sound........I change strings once every 2 weeks.....for normal playing and once a week when i recording........and right now im in recording mode so........I buy strings in bulk its also alot cheeper that way lol .........I never clean my guitar........so im not sure on string fluffy deals.......but very interesting


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post Nov 8 2007, 02:34 PM
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Happened to me once. I would just say change the strings


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post Nov 8 2007, 03:22 PM
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Hairy strings, that's new. I'd do as suggested earlier, change the strings.

Looks like the paint is scratched from the cloth too, or?


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post Nov 8 2007, 04:31 PM
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Yes, change the strings.

But first. Use a lighter! biggrin.gif
Mmmmm flames....


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post Nov 8 2007, 04:38 PM
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QUOTE (blindwillie @ Nov 8 2007, 04:31 PM) *
Yes, change the strings.

But first. Use a lighter! biggrin.gif
Mmmmm flames....

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post Nov 8 2007, 06:35 PM
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QUOTE (blindwillie @ Nov 8 2007, 03:31 PM) *
Yes, change the strings.

But first. Use a lighter! biggrin.gif
Mmmmm flames....


lol! laugh.gif


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post Nov 8 2007, 06:48 PM
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QUOTE (blindwillie @ Nov 8 2007, 07:31 AM) *
Yes, change the strings.

But first. Use a lighter! biggrin.gif
Mmmmm flames....


but first, pour a lot of lighter fluid on it.


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post Nov 8 2007, 07:02 PM
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Can i recomend that next time you clean your strings you use The Swipe,

its an excellent product, cleans well with none of that left on the strings
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post Nov 8 2007, 07:51 PM
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QUOTE (DeepRoots @ Nov 8 2007, 10:02 AM) *
Can i recomend that next time you clean your strings you use The Swipe,

its an excellent product, cleans well with none of that left on the strings


oh thank GOD!!

I've been looking for a product like this since forever!!!

I could kiss you right now if that glass bottle werent in the way....


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post Nov 8 2007, 09:05 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Nov 8 2007, 09:22 AM) *
Hairy strings, that's new. I'd do as suggested earlier, change the strings.

Looks like the paint is scratched from the cloth too, or?


That cloth is not the best in the world to use but when you rub a wound string, especially one that is a little old and stretched it will get caught between the wounds. It will keep happening until you change the strings.

I use an old terry cloth towel I cut into strips to clean the strings and hardware and sunglass lens cloth to wipe the finish on my collector guitars..... wink.gif

btw, I think that string needs a shave laugh.gif
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post Nov 9 2007, 03:39 PM
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yeah i like the idea with the fire and string changing.................trial by fire lol.....but I m o string cleaning products are a load of crap along with fret stuff to make you play faster....

I mean if you really need that ,,,save yourself some money and just get a can of wd-40 its about the same stuff.. squirt down the fiddle.......nothing will rust and it will have a super shine.....and smell totally industrial hardcore......cause everyone knows if you have a super shiny guitar you got to be a killer guitar player lol laugh.gif


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