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What Do You Use To Clean Your Bass

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

  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! Supporting Member

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    What! Clean??????
  3. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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

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

    bkbirge Supporting Member

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    Chicken grease.
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  6. Immigrant

    Immigrant Supporting Member

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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.
  7. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism 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.
  8. funkyebk

    funkyebk 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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  10. 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.
  11. Rip Topaz

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    I prefer the dirt. Gives something for the funk to hang onto.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  16. PWRL

    PWRL Supporting Member

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    Zymol or Meguire's, if I ever do.
  17. 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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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1353953705.977291.jpg

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

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

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