1. Welcome to TalkBass 2014! If you're new here, we just went through a major site upgrade. Please post all concerns and bugs to the Forum Usage Issues forum. We will be monitoring that forum. Thank you for all of your feedback.

    The TB Android app is working, you may need to uninstall/reinstall. The iPhone app is now updated and should work after you upgrade. TalkBass is responsive to any screen size, so we recommend using your mobile browser for full functionality.

    Please read the TalkBass 2014 FAQ for lots of great info on the new software.

Fingerboard gunk question

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by 3234718, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. 3234718

    3234718 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Likes Received:
    10
    It's not all that visible in the pics, but there's some gunk on the ebony of my carvin Lb90. I doubt it's been cleaned in its 26 years of life. Should the wood be cleaned? Conditioned with oil or something like that? Any thoughts/advice/recommendations would be appreciated.

    Attached Files:

  2. 3234718

    3234718 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2011
    Likes Received:
    10
    Twelfth fret

    Attached Files:

  3. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's really a question of whether it bothers you or not. A little Murphys Oil Soap and a bristle brush will get rid of the gunk. You can take it a step further and go over everything with 0000 steel wool (I prefer the synthetic stuff since steel wool fibers like to stick to the pickups). As far as oil goes, it's not necessary but it doesn't hurt to apply a small amount of fingerboard conditioner. There are lots of threads here on the subject so I won't beat a dead horse and list them all again here. If you would like a simple all-in-one solution check out Gorgomyte.
  4. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2004
    Likes Received:
    4
    A wipe with a damp rag would be sufficient...if you really feel concerned about it.
  5. SBassman

    SBassman Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2003
    Likes Received:
    6
    Disclosures:
    Dealer: PiccoBass Guitar-scale Basses
    Thanks for that Gorgomyte reference. I learned something today. Never knew about that stuff. It looks really impressive.

Share This Page