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dan135 02-04-2009 05:44 PM

whats the best material used to clean strings?
 
when ever i need to clean my bass strings i usually use mineral oil. share some of your ideas :2thumbups:

beartronical 01-16-2013 02:48 PM

I am a guitar player, and I dont think anything really works. and strings are cheap enough to just change them. my brother that plays bass uses mineral oil too though, and it seems to work for him.

Rufa 10-13-2019 03:28 AM

Not sure about mineral oil to clean strings. However there are several things you can do to prolong the life of your strings such as making sure to wash hands before playing. This article I found gives several tips plus products to buy. All the best! https://www.doremistudios.com.au/cleaning-strings/

MrSandMan 01-22-2020 04:12 AM

I never wash my hands before playing lol

glionameghan 02-14-2021 07:39 AM

Microfiber cloths are ideal to clean guitar strings since they do not leave a residue or lint material. In addition to wiping the instrument down, wash your hands regularly to remove excess oil and residue (or grease, sauce, etc.). Keep a small towel around to dry sweaty hands mid-show.


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