Hello TalkBass! So I'm a stupid and a careless man. I've owned my bass (Ibanez Sr305) for over a year now and never felt the need to clean the strings or have a string cleaner in the first place. It sometimes left stains on my left index finger from slides and stuff, but not much, so I didn't care. But then I got a string cleaner for my birthday from a guitarist friend and decided I would amend what I've screwed up and I cleaned the strings. I felt as if there was maybe too much of the oil and it said on the bottle that I should remove the excess oil with a cloth, so I did and to my surprise it colored the cloth completely black. So I tried to clean the strings using the cloth, but they colored still and afterwards I felt bad for using such a dirty cloth, so I used paper towels. After using a load of them, it seemed to have helped a bit, but still when I play, I have completely black fingers and I'm desperate, since I don't know how to get rid of this problem. What should I do to make the strings stop coloring my fingers?