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John
 John
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Does anyone use Fast Fret?

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Posted : 19/11/2020 2:47 pm
jerseychicadee
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I’ve seen it in the store but never spent any money on it. I use some Dunlop goo stuff or Zager string wipes

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Posted : 19/11/2020 8:53 pm
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jrick92
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I have never used anything on mine except a rag

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Posted : 19/11/2020 10:42 pm
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John
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I bought one a few months back but don't think it helps either on prolonging string age or playing ability.

A GUITAR GIMIC I SUSPECT.

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Posted : 20/11/2020 5:50 am
Eric Reinhardt
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I don’t even wipe mine down 😕 

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Posted : 20/11/2020 6:46 am
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jerseychicadee
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I wipe them down with a damp rag about once a week. I keep a clean make up brush and a nice microfiber rag in every guitar bag. Two of my guitars have a satin finish so I wipe em down often. I don’t want to get a dark oily spot where my skin hits the surface.  I tend to snack and always have a cup of coffee close at hand while playing. The black and bourbon finishes on Goldie and Roadie show prints, dust and rub off from the string coating. It skeeves me out because I know it also contains my own skin slough and cooties from the world too. I just shined up the frets and fretboard on Roadie. I noticed too much crude on the fingerboard which I attribute to everyday life.  Skin Lotions, pizza, essential oils, dog hair, etc... throughout the day, gross. The oils can erode the delicate finishes. Right now I play Penny more because she’s new. She’s glossy.  I keep Goldie by my work station and play on my 2 —15 min breaks.  I keep Roadie by my couch perch and Tay by my bed. The poor neglected Fender, in her gig bag,  is in the dining room where there is a sweet shelf to keep her safe. 

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Posted : 20/11/2020 7:20 am
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Susan Wagner
(@shysue)
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Never tried it, but if it helps get rid of the dragging sound on the strings when you're trying to play fast I'd be all for it. 

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Posted : 20/11/2020 5:28 pm
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John
 John
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Not sure about the damp rag 🤔 🤔 

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Posted : 20/11/2020 6:58 pm
Jesse Goodfellow
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@shysue Have you ever tried using Elixir strings? They're much quieter than regular strings because they're coated with something. I use them on guitars where I'll be doing a lot of sliding.

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Posted : 20/11/2020 9:16 pm
fransverboom, John, Eric Reinhardt and 2 people liked
dom
 dom
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Been using it for six months. And I think i'm addicted to the smell of it! Like marzipan or something.

It seems to keep the strings up to scratch too, but even if you don't have a guitar you need to sniff this stuff!😛

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Posted : 21/11/2020 7:38 am
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Susan Wagner
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@jesse-g-ridgefield-wagmail-com  I used to use Elixirs on all my guitars, but for some reason I just don't like the sound of them anymore. They sound tinny to me.

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Posted : 21/11/2020 6:03 pm
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Jesse Goodfellow
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@shysue They do sound different, and it's hard to describe why. Tinny is probably a good word. They are slick and quiet though. 

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Posted : 21/11/2020 6:30 pm
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jerseychicadee
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I agree Sue. I have 4 sets left from a multi pack I bought. When I put the Woodtone’s on last Sunday I broke the D string and had to put on an Elixir. It’s been bugging all week but I don’t want to break open a whole set of the Woodtone’s. 

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Posted : 21/11/2020 11:06 pm
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dom
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@jerseychicadee

 

My sympathies. it's really annoying when you bust a string on the first tune up. I haven't done it for a while, but have done it a few times in the past when i used my ear and a tuning fork.

I'm using Nickel Bronze D'Addarios which have a silver finish (as opposed to bronze) and they are pretty good. Those woodtone folks wanted nearly 15 dollars in postage to the UK so I'll be sticking with D'Addario for now.

I used to like Elixirs, and found they lasted longer, but I stopped buying them ages ago. Prior to these strings I tried Medium gauge John Pearse strings on Devin's recommendation. They were good too, but i'm enjoying being back on Lights again now. I have a pack of EJ 16s so they will be next.

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Posted : 22/11/2020 8:46 am
johnnyt
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I've used it a bit, but agree that i don't see much difference in string appearance or life with it or without it. Wiping strings with a soft cloth does make a difference though. I'll say that.

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Posted : 22/11/2020 11:23 am
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