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What do you guys use to clean your bass?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by fatsobasso, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. fatsobasso


    Dec 24, 2005
    Ormond florida
    What products do you use to clean your basses,chrome tuners and brdges?
  2. adept_inept


    Jan 9, 2006
    meguiars stuff is top notch. i have sum gibson guitar polish, and a meguiar's cloth.
  3. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    A cloth, and some elbow grease!

  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    I don't. Not the hardware, anyway.

    I use Fender guitar polish mostly for the fingerboard on my fretless. It's just what I have right now. Usually, the cheapest polish is the one I get, and it lasts me a long time.
  5. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Stewart MacDonald preservation polish for the body and usually nothing for the metal except a clean cloth. The preservation polish is silicone free, and they have a very lengthy and thorough explanation of why they think traditional guitar polishes (most of which contain silicone) are bad. I dunno, it works great, and I trust their opinion.

    For unfunished fingerboards like rosewood, I use "guitar honey fingerboard conditioner". Nice stuff! or I'll use pure lemon oil.
  6. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    if there is scratches in the finish, I'll use novus 3 step plastic polish. Meguiars stuff is great too, just hard to know which # you need for how deep the scratching is
  7. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Virtuoso Cleaner, then polish on the body. And Autosol on the hardware.

  8. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Dunlop Formula 65. All the way around.
  9. lowrez

    lowrez no.

    Nov 27, 2004
    New Englandish
    clr & steel wool.
  10. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Dunlop 65 or Sadowsky polish. Non woven cloth

  11. FeelTheGroove


    Dec 2, 2005
    same here, plus ill clean up the fretboard with some lemon oil during string changes. I dont really bother cleaning the hardware.
  12. JBass1


    Dec 6, 2005
    warwick wax....i dont worry about the hardware...also i have a warwick so probbaly no help to you :bag:
  13. DB5


    Jul 3, 2001
    Austin Texas
    Great stuff
    Don't forget to use Dunlap 02 for the fingerboard.
  14. BillytheBassist


    Aug 18, 2005
    Stuff is called "redwood" guitar polish.
  15. echo008

    echo008 Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2004
    Long Island, NY
    Flitz polish for tarnished chrome works great and I have had a bottle of Alembic Spray cleaner for the past year or so the bottle is huge I think Ill have it for at least another year definitely, I normally just wipe my basses down with a soft cloth after I play.
    - Tom
  16. fatsobasso


    Dec 24, 2005
    Ormond florida
    yeah i live by the beach,so i also need some hardware tips.
  17. SBassman


    Jun 8, 2003
    Northeast, US
    Do you really put guitar polish on the fingerboard? Does anyone else here do that?

    I've never heard of that. I thought guitar polish was just for wood with a finish. Does your fingerboard have a finish of some kind?
  18. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Sure. I spray it on everything. Especially maple boards.

  19. BillytheBassist


    Aug 18, 2005
    On the bottle of Redwood, it recommends too apply a generous amount to the fingerboard.
  20. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Windex and a white tshirt.