Daily reminder, that’s not playwear—that is junk from your disgusting hands
I wash my hands before playing so they’re not THAT disgusting.
Nice thing about lacquered maple fretboards - you can clean them with soap
While it’s true when it comes to hygiene but as parts of breaking in the string it’s just takes too long, lol.
I do the same and then when I change strings I clean and oil the fretboard, polish the frets, and check the hardware is all snug. This has worked for me since the 1970’s so no sense in changing now
Yep. Every time I change the strings, they all come off and I clean and/or oil the fretboard, polish the frets, check their leveling, etc. Usually let the neck rest with the strings off for a bit too.
I do wipe my strings down with a cloth and use String Fuel when it suits my fancy… it smells great!
I change strings every time I get a bass especially a used one. I’m the only person that touch those strings. I usually get a squirt of sanitizer before I start and I wash my hand after. Wipe down not so much, lol.
Sanitizer is nice if you want “clean” dirt
My instruments look better with grime.
Or you could take the Captain Beefheart approach… “Leave that stink on your guitar. Now try to get that stink your music…”
Well, even though the goal is to find the funk, i always wash my hands before i practice. Being a guy who commonly turns wrenches and gets pretty funky from the job, it’s only practical to play after a shower and a good hand scrubbing.
It’s the fingernails that really get to me. I got a thing about it. Always have. Mine are so short if i cut them any closer there’s gonna be blood.
I also use water based cleaning wipes on my basses. Wipe it down and dry it off.
I’m not a guy who has really expensive instruments. My most expensive bass is like 699 off the rack-but i still like to take really good care of them.
I eat Popeyes before playing my instrument. It keeps the fretboard nice and oiled.
It’s little know secret that Squalene or natural nose grease is the best string lubricant especially your right hand.
Bass wise roughly biannual cleaning is plenty for me.
Yep, I wash my hands before playing. That’s all. Works great
Haha, yeah, you can see Jeff Andrews “apply” some of that stuff at least three times during his solo here (oh, and enjoy those late-80’s outfits - so, uhm, gorgeuous ):
How long is a bit and what does this accomplish
Usually overnight. I like to let it sit without tension for a while rather than rapidly changing tension back and forth.
I never do, longest the strings are off is while I have a quick coffee n a cig, then on and straight back to playin
I figured as long as I was letting the oil soak in anyway, might as well let it sit a bit and play another instrument instead