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  1. paradox

    paradox Active Member

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    I was playing my 04 STD tonight and later noticed that the fb just seems kindof dry. It almost looks hazy from certain angles. I have some gibson brand lemon oil and was thinking next time I string up I should use it.
    I've read several books that have said its good for the fb and have used it on my other axes but just wanted some feedback here since this will be the first time I'll use it on this axe. I've had the guitar for about 3 months. I wonder if the "haze" is the effect gibson gets from the way they grind the fb's after the inlays are glued in. Maybe they just forgot to oil this one? Or maybe the "haze" is in my head...
     
  2. CharlieB

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    Lemon oil is not lemon oil - read the label. There MAY be some lemon oil in it, but its really just mineral spirits, maybe some mineral oil.... some petrol distillates for sure.

    Of course the same is said for Danish oil, and anything else oil except linseed, and pure tung oil (expensive but worth it!)

    Forget the BS about "feeding" the wood... replenishing lost essential oils and blah blah blah ad nauseum. However the Gibson stuff will make your fretboard look, feel and smell better.
     
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    Anyone ever use Dummy wax? :shock: For waxing your dummy!
    Interesting stuff there CB!
     
  4. ess

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    wood can be fed CB.


    do you mean just the gibbo stuff? :idea: :shock: :?: :)
     
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    i feed my wood every chance i get!

    so tung oil for the fretboard CB?
     
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    guitar honey! i can all use a little of that! (makes the sour notes go down a little easier)
     
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    sweat does a good job too :D
     
  9. CharlieB

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    Tung is probably not too good.

    I know naptha cleans out the dirt and grime VERY well... so lets say.. a bit of the natural waxiness of the rosewood or ebony is lost if you use naptha. Try to find some REAL lemon oil (expensive as all hell). Citrus oil is cheaper and just about the same. Ahem... olive oil has been used as a wood finish, but perhaps best not used on guitars. I just hate the products that say they're "lemon oil" or "tung" oil because they have like .5percent of that stuff in them. Get the real thing.
     
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    i got a real good woodworking store near me, had the hide glue and clamp in stock, i will check there and get a lifetime supply of the real thing! 8)

    where else ya gonna learn this stuff ehh?? 8) 8)
     
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    I better check my lemon oil..........
     
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    I've been using Fender fretboard conditioner lately. It made by Meguires and contains petroleum distillates.
     
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    I must be wacked, I checked the gibson "FRET BOARD" conditioner bottle and no where on the bottle does it say LEMON OIL!!!!!!! I guess its Dain Bramage for sure. Well I'll give it a go anyway. I think the stuff came in a 3 bottle kit with polish and string cleaner. I've never used the string cleaner - I rather change strings....
     
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    i stopped by and ordered my lemon oil at the woodcraft store today....place is like a mini-wal-mart for wod and they had to order it! :? ($6.99 pnt i think) :shock:

    i did take note that they had 100% tung oil for future reference..... 8)
     
  16. ess

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    so yer gonna use it to clean ya fret board skids? sorry if its a stoopid question but im half asleep here. :lol: :shock: :lol:
     
  17. CharlieB

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    No it goes on his kornflakes.....

    <here ess... have some coffee... we know you been burning the midnite oil>
     
  18. ess

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    :wink: than ya!
     
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    the tongue oil is not for cleaning my fb ess! hehee, :wink: (wait...that didn't come out right....) :shock:

    lemon oil is for the pucker factor.....gunna replace her personal feminine hygene liquid with it! :p :o :p :o :twisted:
     
  20. ess

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    :shock: i better re-read this whole thread....
     

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