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bassingeorge

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Usually about every third or fourth string change. Warm to hot water for the body and back of neck. Dry, and two coats with whatever carwax I have out in the workshed.

 

The fretboard I use either a greenie pad, or cover the pickups and use 0000 steel wool with some Dr. Ducks Axe Wax.

 

Usually wipe the body and strings with a soft cloth after each time I play or noodle around in the living room. A little Dr. Ducks about two times a month on strings and entire bass.

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I always use the Warwick Beeswax for my Thumb Bass, it works very well. It almost "regenerates" the tone and look of the wood, but I guess thats what it is supposed to do.

 

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Well, for the build ups in the frets, I use some Orange glo wood replenisher, but I have to wipe it hard to be able to get the buildups gone. I use brasso in the frets, and they end up mirror clean...For the body I just use car wax; and for hardware I just wipe it off with a clean rag with a bit of Wd-40 ( but just a little bit )..cuz the you don't want your knobs or bridge to be all sticky and greasy huh...
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I was given a little bottle of Dr. Stringfellows fretboard lem-oil. I shined up my purpleheart fingerboard but I think I read at the dudepit that boiled linseed oil is better? And is lemon oil not recommended?
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Dirt keeps the funk in!? Call me a nancy boy, but I hate a dirty bass/guitar. I don't mind the beat up look (actually I prefer it) but dirt is another matter. A guitarist friend of mine has a guitar that hasn't been cleaned since b.c. Sometimes I'd love a noodle when I visit, but the thought sickens me. Jaco can keep his chicken grease.

 

..on reading my above words, I think I may have to see a therapist to find out what I'm repressing! :confused::D

 

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I wouldn't really consider my bass dirty, just dusty (if that makes any sense) When I restring I do the best I can to clean it up, I make sure I get all the gunk off the fret board. But the one place I get stuck is the corner between the pickups and the body, I just can't get the dust out, anyone got any tips on how I could do it?
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Originally posted by CupMcMali:

Dirt keeps the funk in!? Call me a nancy boy, but I hate a dirty bass/guitar.

Nancy boy. :D

 

Nah, don't get me wrong, my bass isn't filthy.. I just don't bother trying to get the maple neck back to factory condition, or pick/brush dust outta the neck joint, etc. I wipe it down occaisionally, but never use water/cleaners on it. Just a cloth.

-Mike

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Nancy who, Reagan? Ohh well I asked for it. :)

 

I may be a little anal (a little anal, don't even think about calling me a little anus!) about this,

but like a reformed smoker I love to preach, especially after I had my last bass about 3 years and barely dusted it once.

 

Ohh how a good bass brings out the butler in me.

 

CupMcMali...this monkey's gone to heaven :freak:

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I may be a little crazy, but I love for my bass to look brnad new everytime I take it on stage. But as of yet, and I've had it for 2 years now, my bass stays clean by itself. I don't know how, but the only dirty place is between the bridge rails (I have the Ibanez BTB where there is space between each string's bridge). All that needs is a little rubdown and it's good to go.

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Cleaning? What's that? I've got a nice build up of green funk on my frets. :thu:

 

I do have some sticky goo on the back of the neck of my modulus. Any recommendations for safely taking that off?

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I never clean the body on any of my basses but to think about it they all have natural finishes so you couldnt tell.

I use lemon oil every few months to keep the neck clean, besides that I just let the funk stay in.

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