Howards Feed 'n' Wax

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  1. Growly Lytes

    Growly Lytes

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    Hi guys,
    Im just about to dive into hydrating my fretboard due to this insane weather in Australia were having now,it seems its drying out the wood on one of my basses.
    Question.....'Is it o.k to use Howards Feed 'n' Wax on Rosewood fretboards ?
    AND,
    Is it o.k to use Planet Waves Hydrate , Dunlop 65 or some Lemon , Orange Oil or any kind of fretboard oil before a tiny little coat of Howards Feed 'n' Wax ?
    Thanks
     
  2. line6man

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    Feed 'N Wax is orange oil.
     
  3. scottfeldstein

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    Funny you should ask that. I just got a bottle of Howard's today. I figured on using it on my Ibanez SR505 mahogany body. Not sure if I should apply it to the rosewood fretboard or not..
     
  4. Growly Lytes

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    Hi dude,
    Is your Ibanez an oil finish Mahog ?
    Im pretty sure its usable on RW.I think the owner of Howards uses it on his guitars & on the FB`s.
    Has anybody got any experience in using this wax on their fretboards ?
    Its $35 a bottle in AU......dont know if i can use it on RW FB but im sure it can be used on an oil finish like my Fender Deluxe Lyte.
     
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  6. Growly Lytes

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    Have you or anybody you know used it on a RW FB ?
     
  7. R Baer

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    I remember asking Carey about what he puts on his fretboards when I bought my Nordy and he told me Howard's, so it must be ok, but personally I like the look I get from something like linseed oil or tung oil better.
     
  8. scottfeldstein

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    I believe it is. Here's what it looks like.

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  9. Growly Lytes

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    Wow.
    Im sure it will work all over the bass.
    Just saw a demo of FnW on YT & it looks great in effect.
     
  10. line6man

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    Yes, I've used it on Rosewood. It works fine for anything that needs oil. All it is is orange oil and beeswax.
     
  11. Hapa

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    Feednwax is my favorite conditioner finish for fretboards to date.
     
  12. jasper383

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    I use it on the back of my EBMM necks instead of the gun oil that EBMM recommends.

    I have been using it for years and it seems to do the trick. MUCH easier than the gun oil.
     
  13. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

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    I've used it on RW boards and have been happy with the results. Taylor's Do-it Center actually stocks the stuff. I've even purchased addt'l bottles and shipped to TBer's who couldn't find the stuff locally. A pint-sized (?) bottle will last you the rest of your natural life.

    Riis
     
  14. Wookieonbass

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    I use it on my Warwick. It does the trick!
     
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    I use it on all my instruments (yes 2 have rosewood boards)... I love the stuff.
     
  17. Growly Lytes

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    This is great news but again reality hits home.
    I see it on websites in the U.S selling for around $10 a bottle.
    I can get it here down the road in AU but its $33 for the same exact bottle,whats the go man ?
    It would be cheaper to order it on Ebay & get it shipped to AU.I think id save around $15.
    Isnt that a bloody joke ?
     
  18. Grey Sarcasm

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    I love Feed 'N' Wax! I use it on my Warwick Corvette (unfinished) on the body and neck and fretboard. And on my custom bass, on the entire thing. It's a beautiful wax.
     
  19. straightblues

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    I use it on the fretboards of all my guitars. Have been doing so for many years. My guitar tech told me about it.
     
  20. Zos Kia Cultus

    Zos Kia Cultus Supporting Member

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    I've been using Howards on my warwicks for about 4 or 5 years now, I wouldn't use anything else. It's about 8 bucks a bottle at Home Depot. I bought 5 bottles last time, just in case they stop carrying it!
     

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