Fungus on fret board

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by chalie, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. Hi Guys,
    Did anyone experienced this problem?
    One of my bass guitar is having a white thing inside the wood's texture of the fret board which I think it is fungus. It's is ebony wood and only happens on this bass which I store all the basses in the rack in the same area.
    I tried to clean it twice already but it cam back so I am planing to get the anti-fungus paste (medecine) to apply over the fret board nd hope that will work. I hope this will not damage the wood.
    If you have a better idea please let me know.
  2. basstruck

    basstruck Guest

    Nov 25, 2005
    Use "Thung" oil or "Linseed " oil or "Lemon" Oil

    Ebony somethimes is bad for that when it is very humid so store your bass in a dryer place
  3. You've probably never totally removed it, alot of fungi are filimentous, which is a pain in the ass, as in the right conditions they can grow back from the fibers.

    (big example is dryrot in which you cant see them, but it can have filiments that are over 20 metres long!)
  4. Last night I putted the anti-fungus thing over some part of the board to check if that help and the result was negative.
    I tried this on my shoes and it works but not here so may be it is not the fungus. It could be the stain from lemon oil I always use but this fret board has the greates wood grain compare to the rest of mine that is why only is on this bass.
    Will clean it up with tooth brush and will update you guys.
    Thanks for your thought. :oops:
  5. a tooth brush is an excellent idea...use that and some lemon oil...

    don't use the toothbrush on your teeth, afterwards, however...:D
  6. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    fungus likes a wet environment so try to get in the habit of toweling off after use