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Favorite Cleaning Products

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Jamie Bishop, Mar 29, 2009.


  1. Jamie Bishop

    Jamie Bishop Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    Endorsing Artist: Laney Amplication
    Does anyone have a favorite cleaning product they can recommend for my 77 Jazz?
     
  2. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    I like Lizard Spit's products.

    I also use the Ernie Ball Wonder Wipes for the body and fretboard.
     
  3. For the overall body/headstock: Dunlop 65 polish. I use Dr.Stringfellow/Kyser lemon oil for cleaning and conditioning the fretboard. Works well with my 74 Jazz, anyway.
     
  4. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    Water on a soft cloth to clean
    Mirror Glaze #7 to polish (only needed when selling basses)
    Am afraid that cleaning the fingerboard will erase some of the funk!
     
  5. DutchDude

    DutchDude

    Sep 12, 2007
    I like Scotch Brite :bag:





    :D
     
  6. ironrat

    ironrat

    Sep 24, 2008
    Dr Duck's Ax Wax which is just a good smelling oil. Leaves my bass clean, shine and smelling good!
     
  7. ironrat

    ironrat

    Sep 24, 2008
    :eyebrow: PAF!!!
     
  8. XylemBassGuitar

    XylemBassGuitar Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 14, 2008
    Durango, CO
    Owner and Operator, Xylem Handmade Basses and Guitars
    I really like Dunlop 01 fretboard cleaner and prep for getting the gunk off of a really well-used fretboard. It cuts right through the grime and grease...

    Of course, it dries out the fretboard pretty good, so I always use some lemon oil or GHS Fast Fret to moisturize the fretboard afterwords.
     
  9. spideyjg

    spideyjg

    Mar 19, 2006
    San Diego
  10. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    i think this would be better in Misc.

    THEREFORE, Moved.
     
  11. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    For stubborn calcium and lime stains in your home's bath area try CLR. It also works on clogged faucets, shower heaeds and geting rid of the gunk that collects around the base of faucets.

    There were already enough good suggestions posted to clean your electric bass.
     
  12. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    boiled linseed oil is good on unfinished wood. it will slightly darken the way wet wood darkens but when it dries it also brings out the highlights--think dodge highlights on photoshop.
     
  13. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    and im only here because i have to clean my bass because my friends sweat all over it. see my other rant
     
  14. ad9000

    ad9000 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2004
    Leucadia, CA
    Been there. Not quite as bad as those "friends" with acidic body chemistry that play for 2 minutes and leave you with instantly dead strings.. Waitaminit, next time I'll hand them a bass with flatwounds, since I want those to be as dead as possible!

    As far as cleaning:
    Gibson Guitar Polish (non-invasive)
    Stewart-MacDonald Preservation Polish (deep cleaning)
    Stewart-MacDonald Fretboard Finishing Oil (no more frequently than every two years, on rosewood fingerboards or similar)
     
  15. Zippo lighter fluid on the glossy parts.
     
  16. ProgRocker

    ProgRocker

    Mar 25, 2011
    +1
     
  17. Fretless1!

    Fretless1!

    Feb 19, 2007
    You're supposed to clean them? :eek:

    :D
     

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