Sticky subject

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  1. heliocentric

    heliocentric New Member

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    Well I own several gibbos and this is the first time this has happened. My new Classic seems to have a really sticky neck can this be rectified, will it just go eventually or is it something i,ll have to live with?

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    I have had it happen from time to time and it appears to me to be the weather, temp, humidity, etc that all come together to sometimes give the sticky neck. Sometimes I take it out of the case, rub it down and it's fine..... other times it seems to stay sticky all night.... There are some sprays that are suppose to help this but I've never used them...... IMO 8) 8) 8)
     
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    fumunda syndrome....... :shock:
     
  4. Sgmaniac

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    I had a 61' Reissue that had the same problem. Nothing helped it, so I sold it. Sucks getting your hand glued to the neck during a screaming solo. Give it a little time and see if the lacquer cures, if not, sand it off, or sell the guitar to me cheap, hehehehehee. :lol: 8)
     
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    hmmmm...if you don't put hardener in catalytic paint's it'll never cure...could it be a mis-mix from the factory?
     
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    hi helio, on the newer gibsons I put lemon oil on 2000 grit wet dry sandpaper and rub the back of the neck lightly. might take a few times but it works. when your happy with it buff it out and poish. I've done it to alot of guitars it works.
     
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    Thanks guys i,ll bear with it for now It,s not like i can play anyway :wink:
     
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    Wash hands
    Wipe down guitar neck and strings
    apply the tiniest amount of talcum powder to palm
    wipe talcum on back of guitar neck

    play like Yngvie.....LOL :lol:

    Your hand sticking to the finish does not help to learn Helio!
     
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    Dry hands, clean CLEAN dry neck... oughta be fine. New laquer gets very "sticky" until you play it a bunch. I'd hesitate to sand it
     
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    The only instrument your hands should be on is the guitar....spend less time looking at porn on the interweb and more time playing guitar.
     
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    :shock: :shock: :oops: :oops: :lol: :lol:
     
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    I like it, it forces me to solo in one place on the neck (tee hee); Really, though, it's taken me about a year and a half for the problem to go away. I play every day. But then again, right now it's dry and cool in Arizona, we'll see what the summer brings.
     
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    maybe more chicks will come out in summer and you won't have to play it so much..... :shock: :D
     
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    sticky neck?

    is it possible that the lacquer hasn't cured completely when you get a new sg?.....
    mine was fresh off the truck from gibson and the neck is just a bit sticky....
    will this gradually harden?
     
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    Welcome to ETSG seventoedkitty! :D :D :D
     
  19. Bogart

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    I think you need to clear up your problem exactly.

    The neck on my SG can get sticky too. It simply needs to be wiped down more often. Then it is fine.

    If you have clean hands and wipe down the neck, it shouldn't stick anymore.
     
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    I didn't have that problem with my faded but, I did notice that after a while I ended up polishing the neck from usage. It didn't start out that shiny but, I guess my hands are fairly dry. Now if I started running my hands around the rest of the body I might have a Special Shiny and not a Special Faded with a shiny neck :lol:
     

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