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guild starfire II

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by wildbillking, Nov 19, 2001.


  1. wildbillking

    wildbillking Guest

    Sep 27, 2001
    phoenix, arizona
    hey just a quick question. i just purchased a beautiful black guild starfire. always wanted one and i am sooooo happy. my problem is this. it's a semi-hollow mohogany with a black finish and i am wondering what is the best way to clean the body. after just one show it's so messy because i rest a lot of my arm on the body because it's so big, and i leave a ton of finger prints. i think i already know how to clean it but i just want to be very careful with this one because i love it so much. as always, thank you in advance.

    a concerned parent
     
  2. I can't help you, but those are nice looking basses. Any pictures?
     
  3. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    i have the same problem with my all black fender precision. i call it the king of fingerprints. i got great results with those nebulizers for glasses. the same that your mother or wife uses to clean the glasses of your windows. black basses are really wonderful but it's a shame for dust and fingerprints...
     
  4. rllefebv

    rllefebv

    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Same deal with my black Epiphone Jack Casady... I keep an all cotton diaper, (several actually... I hate how they get all smoky at gigs :( ), in my case and wipe the bass down after each play, (practice, gig, whatever...). I always use a clean diaper and keep them washed between gigs. Cleaning my basses and sorting equipment is always a good after gig relaxation for me... Helps me unwind. A good polish with a high quality carnuba wax between string changes also helps resist fingerprints and makes them easier to clean off... Works for me :)

    -robert
     
  5. wildbillking

    wildbillking Guest

    Sep 27, 2001
    phoenix, arizona
    thank you. i'll try both. do you use any alcohol or anything like that.
     
  6. rllefebv

    rllefebv

    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    I go dry... alcohol based products may be bad for the finish. You're in the area of 'Check with the manufacturer' :eek:
     
  7. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    i don't use alchol based products because i think this can remove the color from the bass...
     
  8. guild bass man

    guild bass man

    Oct 16, 2001
    I have a Black Guild "The Lance" I use fresh lemon juice it does the trick and is really good for the fret board as well
     
  9. Sometimes ya just gotta let em go...