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GHS Fast Fret

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Turlu, Mar 21, 2001.


  1. Turlu

    Turlu Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2000
    Ottawa, Ontario CANADA
    I just bought the GHS Fast Fret for 8$ Canadians (+/-5$ US).

    For Bass players like me who have dry hands, it is great and I strongly suggest to buy it !!!

    It certainly helps to play faster.
     
  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I have dry hands too and Fast Fret is a lifesaver when playing in cool dry weather. Keeps me from wearing the callouses off of my dry fingers.
     
  3. GHS Fast Fret has been a permanent part of my gig bag for a long time now. I never do a gig without using it. I highly recommend it!
     
  4. I too like the stuff, but I'm not sure if this belongs in the "strings" forum. Let try this.........







    WallaH!!
     
  5. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    not really a technique, off to misc.
     
  6. cap

    cap

    Aug 8, 2001
    Hickam Hawaii
    I completly agree....works great:D
    however my friend complained that he had 2 seperate sticks and they both dried out on him....i dunno how he treated it but o well...i like it....das all that counts:)
     
  7. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Haven't used it since high school. I just wash my hands between sets and wipe down the strings regularly.
     
  8. Funkster

    Funkster

    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    I keep a stick of it around for those sticky situations where I need some lubricant for my strings. Most of the time I use the Dunlop alcohol based string cleaner after every time I play it keeps my strings as fresh as can be!
     
  9. Micolao

    Micolao

    Sep 7, 2005
    Italy
    is it useful to slide better on flats?
     
  10. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    I would think so but can't say from experience. It really saves my fingers when I play SS strings.
     
  11. allexcosta

    allexcosta Banned

    Apr 7, 2004
    Boca Raton - FL
    Endorsing Artist: MLaghus Custom Basses
    Been using Fast-Fret for 15 years now... Simply great...
     
  12. Wow, am I the only one who doesn't like fast fret? :eyebrow:
     
  13. allexcosta

    allexcosta Banned

    Apr 7, 2004
    Boca Raton - FL
    Endorsing Artist: MLaghus Custom Basses
    No, Jaco never liked it either, that's why he used chicken grease... ;)
     

  14. it's funny you mention that, that's pretty much how I always describe fast fret, string ease and coated strings. Eat a bag of potato chips and don't wipe your hands off before playing....and there you go.
     
  15. allexcosta

    allexcosta Banned

    Apr 7, 2004
    Boca Raton - FL
    Endorsing Artist: MLaghus Custom Basses
    Pretty much same effect, but organic oils will dry up faster, smell like **** and actually shorten the life of your strings. Secret of fast fret is: "Don't overdo it."
     

  16. Yea, it's just not for me. The feel of it creeps me out. On a brighter note, I just noticed we are Floridian Bass Brothers, cheers:bassist:
     
  17. allexcosta

    allexcosta Banned

    Apr 7, 2004
    Boca Raton - FL
    Endorsing Artist: MLaghus Custom Basses
    Go Florida!!!! :hyper: :bassist:
     
  18. excane

    excane Banned

    Aug 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    I keep a stick in almost every one of my bass cases. Fantastic stuff.