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Oil or Powder for Lube?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by higgi, Mar 7, 2006.

What do you lube your strings with?

Poll closed Mar 22, 2006.
  1. Oil

    6 vote(s)
  2. Talc

    0 vote(s)
  3. Dry

    24 vote(s)
  1. I use "Fast Frett" alot. I was wondering if many people used talc instead? New Poll? Oil, Talc, or Dry?
  2. Correlli


    Apr 2, 2004
    New Zealand
    I use the Fast Fret alot too. Good stuff.

    I have used Talc in the past help cut down resistence on the back of the neck.
  3. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Dry, aka nothing. I've never seen any benefit at all to using a lubricant whilst playing.
  4. The Clap

    The Clap

    Jan 5, 2004
    Scottsdale, AZ
    When I need lubrication I wipe my right hand index and middle fingertips on the sides of my nostrils, for the oil there. That's the only kind of lube I use.
  5. paulodumb


    Jan 16, 2006
    ypsilanti, mi
    I'm with The Clap. If I use anything at all, it's nose grease. I usually use nothing, though.
  6. CrazyArcher


    Aug 5, 2004
    The natural lubrication is enough for me, baby...
    (I know this sounds kinky, but I do have sweaty palms...)
  7. sotua


    Sep 20, 2004
    SF Bay Area
    Should bottle that crap and call it "Ultimate Xtreme Guitar Lube".
  8. dharma

    dharma Srubby wubbly

    Oct 14, 2005
    Monroe, Louisiana
    Dry. Relaxation is the key to speed AND clarity, to me.
  9. bassbully43


    Jul 1, 2005
    Nothing here just body oil. I would think adding an oil (fast fret) would attract and collect dirt causing strings to go dead faster.
  10. mothmonsterman


    Feb 8, 2006
    uhhh, she only lets me use it on my birthday.......oh wait.......dry as a bone, but my strings do get greasy when one of my guitar players play it, WASH YOUR HANDS!
  11. Bassic83


    Jul 26, 2004
    Texas, USSA
    I usually use Pennzoil 5w30, but have recently switched to Royal Purple 5w20. More expensive, but it seems like everything feels "quicker". Friends tell me I should switch to Amsoil, but I dunno...