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Not just another string cleaning thread.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by kirbywrx, May 31, 2002.

  1. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    I know that i should clean my strings with a cloth when im done. but what kind of cloth? What motion do i use when cleaning it? At the moment i use a bit of my Pyjamas that i ripped off, and yes im going to get rid of that ASAP.

    Will rubbing from the bridge to the headstock get all the fluff stuck in there? Will going from E to G get all the stuff out? What techniques do you use when cleaning?
  2. tummage


    Apr 23, 2002
    New Orleans, La
    I like to use a baby diaper. New, of course, but the old kind you had to wash out between uses. Very soft, an old t-shirt works well also.
    I rub bridge to neck--works for me.
    There is a company that makes a string cleaning rag, the same company that makes the rags in a bag for trumpets and other brass instruments,
    They put a solution on the yellow rag and it works extremely well.
    Just my opinion,