What Do You Use To Clean Your Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bluewine, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. bluewine

    bluewine Banned

    Sep 4, 2008
    Back in the old days I could take a can of lemon pledge and clean my bass. Now pledge seems to gunk everything up.


  2. bassbully

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

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    What! Clean??????
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  3. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I use music nomad "one" it cleans and polishes works great.
  4. I use a shammy to remove finger prints. Should I be cleaning my fretboard!? :S
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  6. bkbirge


    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    Chicken grease.
  7. 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

    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 Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2002
    Westminster, CO
    Second on the Music Nomad products. The guitar detailer, ONE and fretboard oil are all amazing.
  10. esa372

    esa372 Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
  11. 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

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    I prefer the dirt. Gives something for the funk to hang onto.
  13. meatwad

    meatwad Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2008
    Smallville, USA
    I've tried different things over the years, but always seem to go back to lemon Pledge for painted surfaces.
  14. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I use beer and sweat.
  15. PazzoBasso


    Jan 21, 2011
  16. If I ever do - spit.
  17. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    Zymol or Meguire's, if I ever do.
  18. 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
  19. alembicguy

    alembicguy Lone Wolf Miner Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007

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


    Sep 30, 2012
    I've used the Gibson polish in the orange bottle for years.