Cleaning Ash Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Timbo, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. Timbo


    Jun 14, 2004
    I was just wondering how should I clean my bass, It has an ash body, rock maple neck, rosewood fretboard..
    Some people told me just use a rag and dust it down,
    But I heard other people say that a little bit of lemon oil on a rag and wax it with Butchers wax ( Bowling ally wax? ) every one-two months.. Opinions por favor.. Thanks
    - Tim
  2. Is it finished? I'm guessing it is, if that's the case then use guitar polish or something. You can use it for the neck too, considering there's a finish on it. Rosewood boards are usually unfinished, so a bit of lemon oil would do just fine.
  3. Timbo


    Jun 14, 2004
    Thanks for the response, I'll pick some of that up next time I hit up a music store.
  4. natrab


    Dec 9, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    I really don't see much of a difference between when I use guitar polish or just a nice soft cloth. The polish just makes my bass smell like plastic. The wear is still there and the finish doesn't get any better.