What Do You Use To Clean Your Bass

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  1. bluewine

    bluewine

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    Back in the old days I could take a can of lemon pledge and clean my bass. Now pledge seems to gunk everything up.

    Suggestions?

    Blue
  2. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

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    What! Clean??????
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  3. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    I use music nomad "one" it cleans and polishes works great.
  4. awilkie84

    awilkie84 Supporting Member

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    I use a shammy to remove finger prints. Should I be cleaning my fretboard!? :S
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  6. bkbirge

    bkbirge Supporting Member

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    Chicken grease.
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  7. Immigrant

    Immigrant

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    This on poly and paint:



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    I've used Old English scratch remover on old battered wood with oil as an original finish.

    EDIT: For the oil finish on my current favorite bass, the maker recommended Howard's Feed and Wax. It nourishes the wood and leaves it silky afterwards. And it smells good.
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  8. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

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    If it is really dirty I have had lots of luck with Ernie Ball Wonder Wipes, I took a lot of gunk off my Stingray with them. Other than I usually use some Dunlop #49 or whatever it is called, maybe some lemon on the fretboard, depends on the fretboard.
  9. OnederTone

    OnederTone Sucker for Sunburst Supporting Member

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    Second on the Music Nomad products. The guitar detailer, ONE and fretboard oil are all amazing.
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    esa372 Supporting Member

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  11. Diesel Kilgore

    Diesel Kilgore

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    Damp diaper cloth. Then a coat of Meguiar's carnuba wax (#26 or Step 3) on the body and down the back of the neck. Then dry diaper cloth for dust after that until the wax wears off.
  12. Rip Topaz

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    I prefer the dirt. Gives something for the funk to hang onto.
  13. meatwad

    meatwad Supporting Member

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    I've tried different things over the years, but always seem to go back to lemon Pledge for painted surfaces.
  14. Phalex

    Phalex Yeah, I've got the moves like Jagger. Supporting Member

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    I use beer and sweat.
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    If I ever do - spit.
  17. PWRL

    PWRL Supporting Member

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    Zymol or Meguire's, if I ever do.
  18. JoeVictim

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    Ain't that the truth!

    I think we will eventually become the same person, Phalex. I've seen you around, and we agree on most things. :D
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  20. alembicguy

    alembicguy Lone Wolf Miner Supporting Member

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    Usually just put them out on a windy day, just to lightly freshen them up.
  21. KrisHayes

    KrisHayes

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    I've used the Gibson polish in the orange bottle for years.

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