Need help quick.,...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Grahams Groove, Jan 3, 2002.

  1. Hey,
    My fretboard is real dry and I want to put some guild fretboard treatment (oil) on my fretboard, but do I have to take the strings off to do it? I'd rather not if it isnt going to harm the strings at all...
  2. Probably a lot easier to take the strings off, unless you want the strings to get some oil too.
  3. Oil won't damage the strings, so you can leave them on, but I would wipe them down thoroughly after oiling (what you're doing is similar to using that GHS FastFret, which is a lightweight oil that lubes and cleans the strings and fretboard).

    You'll have to pull the strings away from the fretboard to get the oil underneath and rubbed in well (important as this is where most damage from the string(s) on the board will occur).