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Fast Fret String & Fret Board Conditioner
GHS Fast Fret is a premium string and neck lubricant/string cleaner for all stringed instruments. Fast Fret is not a spray, and it contains no silicone. It's a liquid in an applicator. Use it on strings, fretboard, back of neck. Fast Fret lets fingers slide freely, keeps strings clean, and is good for wood.
Cleans musical instrument strings
prolongs fingerboard life
Convenient applicator and cloth
For all stringed instruments
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35 of 37 found the following review helpful:
Another useApr 30, 2008
By R. W. Milyard
I agree with all of the reviews, but have found another area to use fast fret on: THE NUT. When tuning, the strings (especially the lower wound strings) hang up on the nut which causes the string to pop instead of slide as it would on a roller nut. Dab Fast Fret onto the nut before tuning, and this problem is greatly reduced.
12 of 12 found the following review helpful:
Very Useful Accessory For String Instrumentalists!Dec 19, 2008
By Frederick Baptist
I discovered this string lubricant many years ago and I concur with what most of the reviewers here have said about it although I wouldn't call it a string cleaner although you indirectly clean the strings if you use the cloth and like another reviewer stated you should also use the cloth to clean the undersides of your strings as well. I unfortunately live in a very humid climate being only a little above the equator and so strings have a very short life here and so anything that can prolong their life is a real boon for a musician here. I agree that the only downside is the inability to tell in advance that you are running low on lubricant until it actually turns dry but I guess given the price and the overall usefulness of this accessory, one cannot complain too much. Now that mine has just run dry I'm going to delay a replacement purchase while I try out something new that I've just discovered called "The Swipe" which enables me to clean both the undersides and the topsides of my strings without chemicals. If this works as well as advertised, I may still get Fast-Fret but for its lubricating properties which really helps make playing a lot more comfortable.
9 of 9 found the following review helpful:
Very good -- mostlyMar 21, 2011
By Rajesh Vaidheeswarran
I really love the fast fret cleaner. It glides well on both acoustics and on electrics. What I have issues with is the cloth that comes with it. It really is substandard. When I clean with the cloth, it actually leaves strands on the edges.
So, the cloth needs to be replaced, but the cleaner itself is very good. I just wish that the product came with a better wipe cloth.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
String cleaner? More like string saver!Dec 26, 2007
By John Read
Well, I started using fast fret back in 2005, and I've been buying it every since. If you use it as recommended (put on/wipe off before/after playing) it makes your strings sound brand new for well over a month. Once I got a pair to last for about four months! One tip I have is to buy two "bottles" of it because you can't really tell when you are getting low on the stuff. that way if one bottle gives out on you there's one in reserve.
I highly recommend this product both as a musician and someone who hates changing strings (and buying them!)
9 of 11 found the following review helpful:
Good product idea, could causes problems for some people.Feb 21, 2012
I used this on a 5string bass. I liked how this helps me slide around the fretboard easier. My friend tried it on her acoustic guitar and hated it.
Her reason for her opinion is simple. This stuff puts out a LOT more oil (or whatever it is) than you would think. This has the unintended consequence of the oil making your hard-earned callouses soft...which when playing guitar can lead to bleeding fingers pretty fast (and did for my friend).
To apply this you simply hold the handle and press down while running it along each string, one string at a time. I highly suggest you only use one slide down each string. At first it may not look like anything is getting on your strings, but give it a few minutes and you will start to see the excess oil appear and start pooling under the strings on your fretboard. That's ok. You will need to wipe away the excess, and I'm telling you, if you accidentally get too much, that excess oil may not come off easily (didn't for me at least). Mine left little pools of oil between the frets, and I only used one swipe and thought I had just a little on there. Naturally, this product also makes your fingers very oily feeling. My friend hated that part too, and I agree with her. Soft callouses = no callouses. This is a good product idea, and I like it in theory, and with my thick bass strings I didn't have the severe problem w soft fingertips that she did. Just be aware of the possibility of that being a problem for you.
It does what it says, but you may not like what else it does or how it feels on your fingers.
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