bass care tips ;)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by poires10, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. poires10

    poires10 Guest

    Apr 11, 2012
    hey !!!!
    i`m new in this forum :D
    i`m getting a brand new hot rod MM stingray SLO
    so i`m asking for some tips so i can keep my bass as new as possible :D any special cleaning spray, is it ok to loose the strings after a play session ? any tips ?? :D
  2. ShiftyShift

    ShiftyShift Guest

    Mar 12, 2012
    Well, if its a MM Stangray, you shouldn't really have to do much care on it. Just oil the fingerboard whenever you change strings, and try not to get the customary red bull residue and cheeto dust in the electronics.
  3. Geroi Asfalta

    Geroi Asfalta Guest

    Aug 23, 2011

    I use fender guitar polish on the body and orange or lemon (whichever is in reach) for the fretboard. I polish it when it starts to look smeary, and I oil the fingerboard every other time I change the strings. I keep it stung at full tension, less work to do when I want to play, plus, I'm not sure, but it might mess up your neck.

    THere's definitely more to do, but the rest of the guys (and gals) here will help you out.
  4. Premierbass

    Premierbass Guest Commercial User

    May 26, 2011
    Superior, Colorado
    Owner, Premier Bass Guitars
    No need to loosen the strings. Best to keep it tuned to pitch and adjust the truss rod as needed.

  5. pedroims


    Dec 19, 2007
    Use straplocks, good guitar stand, wash your hands before playing, i use fender polish every 3-4 months, fretboard conditioner once at year.
  6. MegaSwing

    MegaSwing Your Obedient Bassist® Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    Baltimore, MD USA
    Wipe down your instrument, strings and all, with a soft cloth after every use, even practice. Nothing keeps an instrument looking good over the long haul better than this. Make it a regular part of dealing with the instrument.