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3 Feb 2010 12:47 | Quote
Joined: 18 Nov 2009
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hey guys i was just wondering if there was any way of cleaning my guitar strings ive noticed i have alot of finger crud under the strings and i think its affecting my sound. anybody??
3 Feb 2010 13:16 | Quote
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I take a cleaning cloth and wipe down both sides of the strings. I also wipe down the frets, fretboard, pickups, neck, headstock, tuners, bridge, whammy bar, etc.

I basically wipe down everything with a soft cloth. Or a clean sock.
3 Feb 2010 13:18 | Quote
Joined: 26 Feb 2009
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I've had that problem, best way to remedy a quick fix is to get a rag and put it under the strings by the pickups and go back and forth the length of the fretboard pulling up slightly

it does affect your sound quite a bit too, it can make a string warble and sound bad.

best course of action is to buy new strings though
3 Feb 2010 14:53 | Quote
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Best thing is to just change the strings imo. And I'm pretty sure thats not crud dude. It's rust.
3 Feb 2010 15:48 | Quote
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no its crud. unless the strings are years old and you left it in the rain. its the oils of your hand from the fingerboard and your fingers on the strings. change the strings, but wipe down the fretboard. get all the crap off it.
9 Mar 2010 02:24 | Quote
Joined: 09 Mar 2010
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5 dollars, clean crispy strings. I usually change my strings every 2 weeks, so the sound remains consistant.
9 Mar 2010 13:42 | Quote
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i use a baby wipe just remember to dry it off right a way ... :D

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