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Author Topic: dunlop 65 string cleaner on a parker fly mojo  (Read 4976 times)

Offline Binner

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dunlop 65 string cleaner on a parker fly mojo
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2006, 11:33:13 AM »
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Originally posted by David Tomkins

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Originally posted by GrooveMerchant

With regard to the cleaning - why bother with cleaners, folks?  water is cheap and easy.  and won't damage anything.  save your money for clean strings.


Water + metal = corrosion (in most cases)

6 (cost of Fast Fret) / 120 (days Fast Fret lasts me) = $.05 per day

3 (cost strings) * [52 (weeks in a year) / 3 (weeks strings last me using without using Fast Fret type product)]= $52 per guitar

3 (cost strings) * [52 (weeks in a year) / 4 (weeks strings last me using Fast Fret type product)]= $39 per guitar

String cost for current numbers of guitars without cleaner product = $520 per year

String cost for current numbers of guitars with cleaner product + cost of cleaner product for a year = $414 per year

Difference of $106

That is an estimate from my usage and preferences but pretty close. That what works for me and the Parkers don't get any unusual treatment, its a guitar so it gets treated like one. Just my thoughts.
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dunlop 65 string cleaner on a parker fly mojo

Offline Yoyo

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dunlop 65 string cleaner on a parker fly mojo
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2006, 01:27:34 AM »
Do you guys not find that Fast Fret alters the tone of your strings? I've found it push the mids too much for my liking. The Swipe cleaners I'm advocating preserve the tone amazingly well and economically work out well too. One card will last up to a year and costs less than a packet of strings. As for getting your fingers to slide on the strings I picked a useful tip from an Earl Scruggs banjo book. He advocates rubbing your fingers on your scalp to pick up your own natural oil. It really works.
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