Mineral Oil on DB Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by FeraligatrMcBum, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. FeraligatrMcBum


    Nov 19, 2013
    I've recently begun renting a double bass and was wondering if mineral oil was any good to use on the strings. The stuff i have is a rub on called 'ghs Fast Fret' - it says it's mineral oil but smells like lemon oil, and i use it for my electric bass and it works great, but i wasn't sure if it was alright to use for a Double.

    Thanks in advance for the answers!
  2. Fast Fret or Finger Ease work on double bass as well. I have used both and had no problems. As with bass guitar you need to clean the board and body for overspray on occasion.
  3. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    On the strings?
    I wouldn't do that, but other people may think otherwise.
  4. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Use gut oil on gut strings- pirastro sells it it might actually.be mineral oil I have no idea.
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