Nothing can spoil a guitar party quicker than an errant string squeak…
Originally published on November 14, 2017, this article was republished on August 23, 2022.
String deodorant??? There are many things that can kill tone, but one of the worst is gunk building up on the wound strings.
Oh, and what about just the general tarnish that develops from environmental factors?
Then there is the dreaded string squeak…
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I had the same issues, and then I discovered two types of string cleaners/lubricants that made my uncoated strings last longer and significantly cut down on squeak.
Both the GHS Fast Fret and the Planet Waves XLR8 work miracles if your strings tarnish, you have gunk build-up, or you are battling the squeaky strings.
I have used both of these products on my uncoated strings for quite some time to much success. I suggest trying these out if you are battling the ever-present squeaky or gunky strings.
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Now that your strings are oiled up and ready to go, you should be itching to practice!
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