A cloth bassists use

Discussion in 'Accessories [BG]' started by Daniel125, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. Daniel125


    Aug 13, 2018
    I saw a lot of bassist that using a kind of cloth. They are just packing it in the bass case and hold it sometime, but i didnt understand ehat are they doing with it. Do they take care of yhe bass sith that cloth?
  2. BassChuck

    BassChuck Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2005
    You mean "Blankie"
  3. InternetAlias


    Dec 16, 2010
    Sith cannot be taken care of by a mere cloth. It requires jedi powers.

    Also stop typing with your feet.
  4. dtripoli


    Aug 15, 2010
    Cloth in bass case.
    To clean the bass, front, stings and neck after an evening of sweating and handling.
    My Daddy always told me, "Clean your tools after you use them, then put them away"
    I use a gray terry cloth wash cloth.
  5. MD


    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    There's a 'Naked Bassist Club' here I think. Maybe you're thinking of loin-cloths?
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  6. Daniel125


    Aug 13, 2018
    So I don't have to own a spetial cloth right?
  7. twinjet

    twinjet Powered by GE90s; fueled with coffee. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    Welcome to the forum. No, it's only kept for wiping down your instrument. Some people do it after playing, some during string change out, some don't. Up to you.

    You could find one cheap if you want one.
    guitar polish cloth - Google Search
  8. MD


    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    No. Like dtripoli said - any terry cloth washcloth will do. Mine are black.

  9. Skybone


    Jun 20, 2016
    Old fashioned bar towels.

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  10. Bassbeater

    Bassbeater Guest

    Sep 9, 2001
    Micro fiber cloths are good because they don't leave lint and threads don't get caught in the strings. They also dry quickly. They are special.
  11. Skybone


    Jun 20, 2016
    But I'm not bitter...
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  12. I'd be hopping mad
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  13. Skybone


    Jun 20, 2016
    Barley recognisable
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  14. A stout observation
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  15. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Welcome to TalkBass!!!!!

    Can you describe it?

    They may have a microfiber towel for wiping their basses off?

    I have a little tiny rag that comes in every Fastfret for wiping off strings.

    Some guys just wipe down their strings with a washcloth.

    Could be anything. But there is no one particular cloth that all of us keep around for a special reason.
  16. Skybone


    Jun 20, 2016
    More like a Rye observation.
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  17. biguglyman


    Jul 27, 2017
    Pownal, ME
    I use old towels and old cloth diapers. The diapers are the BOMB!
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  18. Bassndrums73


    Mar 13, 2018
    Hope you washed the diapers before using them.
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