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Fran
Nice review, I also use the ernie ball fret wonder wipes, they are great BUT, (you are going to laugh with this one...) BEWARE, DANGER, DANGER!!!!

Real DANGER!!!

Now what's so dangerous about these fret wipes you guys are asking yourselves... well, not the wipes, THE CONTAINER.

Heres's my little story (I shouldn't tell this story... I shouldn't... Oh well...)

So I open the package and I find the neat wipes, I take out the black cover of the container, peel off the protective sealing, take one corner of the first wipe and make it go through the whole in the center of the black plastic cover. Then I carefully put the cover back in it's place, making pressure on top.

So now the thing looks exactly like in the following picture:




What could EVER go wrong???? Keep reading...

I proceed to take the wipe, and pull off it's corner, and instead of one, two of them come through the damned hole. It seems they are like toilet paper, they are joined together. Almost 2 whole wipes out of the plastic hole, and I say, "Ok no problem, I'll tear them appart and I'LL PUT THE EXTRA ONE BACK INSIDE THE HOLE".

As soon as I pushed the damned wipe back into the container, pushing with my finger through the plastic black hole I realized it was a BIG mistake. The hole was very narrow, made by cutting the thick plastic into little triangles, that pointed to the middle of the damn thing. When I pushed my finger inside the whole, the triangles bent slightly to the inside, with the finger.

It was a MORTAL TRAP. My finger got stuck with no remedy. I couldn't do anything because when I pulled back, the damned plastic triangles teared through my finger like sharp knives.

So, smart of me, I pushed the finger even deeper in the hope of releasing the pain, but now the finger was totally trapped. Pushed back, Hurt myself again. (Ok, I'm not very smart. Granted.)

I live alone. One of my hands was deep inside a damned ernie ball wipe container, and the plastic was beginning to hurt a lot. No one to help me putting the "plastic knives" away, I finally realized that I could work it out by removing the whole black plastic cover, and with the help of my teeth and my remaining hand, I managed to remove the whole plastic cover.

Now I had a nice Plastic-cover-with-soaring-plastic-knives ring in my finger.

Luckily the plastic "triangles" where not so hard to slowly be bent from the inside the cover, one by one, I got them one by one away from my skin and bent them hard. 4 Triangles-of-death later, I released myself, washed my hand and discovered I was actualling bleeding at two points!.

Scary domestic story with a happy ending, I won't deny I had thoughts of Tony Iommi and his finger prosthesis while I was trying to figure out what to do next...

Bottom Line: Let the damn wipe rot, don't EVER put it back inside with your FINGERS!!!!
ZakkWylde
D'oh!
steiner666
LOL its the Ernie Ball chinese finger-trap of doom!

I hate feeding the wipes through those stupid holes. Some times you pull out more than you want, sometimes you pull and the whole roll pops the top off, some times it snags the wipes and you get that fuzzy stuff stuck on your strings when you wipe them, and apparently they like to eat fingers.

Now when I get wipes out I just pop the whole top off and just bypass the hole problem altogether.
Pablo Vazquez
Great!! Nice review!
Ivan Milenkovic
Great tips, thanks for sharing smile.gif
audiopaal
QUOTE (Fran @ May 19 2008, 10:01 PM) *
Nice review, I also use the ernie ball fret wonder wipes, they are great BUT, (you are going to laugh with this one...) BEWARE, DANGER, DANGER!!!!

Real DANGER!!!

Now what's so dangerous about these fret wipes you guys are asking yourselves... well, not the wipes, THE CONTAINER.

Heres's my little story (I shouldn't tell this story... I shouldn't... Oh well...)

So I open the package and I find the neat wipes, I take out the black cover of the container, peel off the protective sealing, take one corner of the first wipe and make it go through the whole in the center of the black plastic cover. Then I carefully put the cover back in it's place, making pressure on top.

So now the thing looks exactly like in the following picture:




What could EVER go wrong???? Keep reading...

I proceed to take the wipe, and pull off it's corner, and instead of one, two of them come through the damned hole. It seems they are like toilet paper, they are joined together. Almost 2 whole wipes out of the plastic hole, and I say, "Ok no problem, I'll tear them appart and I'LL PUT THE EXTRA ONE BACK INSIDE THE HOLE".

As soon as I pushed the damned wipe back into the container, pushing with my finger through the plastic black hole I realized it was a BIG mistake. The hole was very narrow, made by cutting the thick plastic into little triangles, that pointed to the middle of the damn thing. When I pushed my finger inside the whole, the triangles bent slightly to the inside, with the finger.

It was a MORTAL TRAP. My finger got stuck with no remedy. I couldn't do anything because when I pulled back, the damned plastic triangles teared through my finger like sharp knives.

So, smart of me, I pushed the finger even deeper in the hope of releasing the pain, but now the finger was totally trapped. Pushed back, Hurt myself again. (Ok, I'm not very smart. Granted.)

I live alone. One of my hands was deep inside a damned ernie ball wipe container, and the plastic was beginning to hurt a lot. No one to help me putting the "plastic knives" away, I finally realized that I could work it out by removing the whole black plastic cover, and with the help of my teeth and my remaining hand, I managed to remove the whole plastic cover.

Now I had a nice Plastic-cover-with-soaring-plastic-knives ring in my finger.

Luckily the plastic "triangles" where not so hard to slowly be bent from the inside the cover, one by one, I got them one by one away from my skin and bent them hard. 4 Triangles-of-death later, I released myself, washed my hand and discovered I was actualling bleeding at two points!.

Scary domestic story with a happy ending, I won't deny I had thoughts of Tony Iommi and his finger prosthesis while I was trying to figure out what to do next...

Bottom Line: Let the damn wipe rot, don't EVER put it back inside with your FINGERS!!!!


Best story I've heard in a long time biggrin.gif

The evil ernie container of death, now I'll never buy one tongue.gif

Actually I've been meaning to try these out, so I probably will but I'll keep your story in mind though smile.gif
Toni Suominen
What a story Fran, you're lucky to be alive! laugh.gif

Great review, I might give these a try! smile.gif
Bogdan Radovic
Great review ! Product sounds interesting ! I use fast fret though...

@Fran - LOL MAN laugh.gif What a great story...I knew exactly what you were talking about , I have some wet wipes in a same containter...I just hate the sistem how you take the wipes out if it smile.gif
Kevin98497
QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ May 22 2008, 01:41 AM) *
Great review ! Product sounds interesting ! I use fast fret though...

@Fran - LOL MAN laugh.gif What a great story...I knew exactly what you were talking about , I have some wet wipes in a same containter...I just hate the sistem how you take the wipes out if it smile.gif


i use fastfret as well, it seems like its lasting forever lol, but now the little strings are starting to fall off and leave bits of my strings... i might get some wonder wipes when i am done with this stick of fastfret, good review steiner! smile.gif
Xose Pineda
QUOTE (steiner666 @ May 20 2008, 12:00 AM) *
LOL its the Ernie Ball chinese finger-trap of doom!

I hate feeding the wipes through those stupid holes. Some times you pull out more than you want, sometimes you pull and the whole roll pops the top off, some times it snags the wipes and you get that fuzzy stuff stuck on your strings when you wipe them, and apparently they like to eat fingers.

Now when I get wipes out I just pop the whole top off and just bypass the hole problem altogether.


funny!
jacmoe
QUOTE (Fran @ May 19 2008, 10:01 PM) *
Nice review, I also use the ernie ball fret wonder wipes, they are great BUT, (you are going to laugh with this one...) BEWARE, DANGER, DANGER!!!!

ROFL! laugh.gif

Fran, you're quite the writer! biggrin.gif
Nemanja Filipovic
Great review steiner666,thanks.smile.gif
Fran
QUOTE (audiopaal @ May 20 2008, 08:20 AM) *
The evil ernie container of death, now I'll never buy one tongue.gif


QUOTE (jacmoe @ Jun 25 2008, 04:54 AM) *
ROFL! laugh.gif


No joke, it's been two months since that horrifying experience, and I still can't get near the locket where I keep those evil wipes.

I even have nightmares at night; giant wipe containers bite my fingers and ears and tear appart my guitars! laugh.gif
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