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Mineral Oil on DB Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by FeraligatrMcBum, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. FeraligatrMcBum


    Nov 19, 2013
    I've recently begun renting a double bass and was wondering if mineral oil was any good to use on the strings. The stuff i have is a rub on called 'ghs Fast Fret' - it says it's mineral oil but smells like lemon oil, and i use it for my electric bass and it works great, but i wasn't sure if it was alright to use for a Double.

    Thanks in advance for the answers!
  2. Fast Fret or Finger Ease work on double bass as well. I have used both and had no problems. As with bass guitar you need to clean the board and body for overspray on occasion.
  3. On the strings?
    I wouldn't do that, but other people may think otherwise.
  4. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Use gut oil on gut strings- pirastro sells it it might actually.be mineral oil I have no idea.