Sticky neck

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  1. Joe Zasa

    Joe Zasa New Member

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    I just purchased a 2006 faded. I earn a 2019 tribute and a 61 reissue. I’ll level three guitars but the 2006 on the back of the neck tends to stick and not slide like the other two. Will mineral or lemon oil lightly applied help this? Any other advice?
     
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    Chuteboxehero Well-Known Member

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    Music Nomad Guitar Polish. Fixed the sticky neck on my SG.
     
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    And if the polish doesn't help, a Scotchbrite pad will knock the shine off and leave a matte finish that won't cling to your hand.
     
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    Been using it for years. Just spray the front and back of the neck, wipe off with a soft cloth and wait a minute. Adds string life, too.
     
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    Maybe..

     
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  6. Goldtone

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    Guitar pump polish
    Microfibre cloth
    Rub up and down neck vigorously to create heat from friction...keep going

    Do that a few times and you get rid of the stick while maintaining original gloss finish
     
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    I have a friend that swears by finger ease but I always wondered if it affects the fret board in any way. Have you had any issues using it? With the humidity lately I'd consider giving it a go.
     
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    None, my rhythm player turned me on to it about 35 years ago.
     
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    Next thing you know, it's cancerogenous.

    All my guitars get the Scotch Brite treat.
     
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    0000 steel wool
     
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    Any time you use steel wool, make sure to mask off your pickups completely. Wee bits of steel can make a mess of electrical thingees.
     
  13. Jezclayton

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    I'd always start by cleaning the neck properly, stickiness on an older guitar neck often being none other than layers of human detritus, faeces you name it, it's probably there.
     
  14. ezypikins

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    Used to soak my neck, Front and back, and my left hand right before my club gigs. Would be a cloud of spray floating above the stage. Back in the late 70's - early 80's it was made with ether. Would give you a quick topper on your buzz.
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    +1 Scotch-Brite.

    I had several SG Special Faded in the past and would use green Scotch-Brite pads on the back of the neck.
     

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