#1
i just oiled my guitar neck with the strings on.
after doing so i realized it could have messed with the strings?

does anyone no the answer?
#4
to oil the fretboard and keep it healthy. You are supposed to use a small amount every 6 months or so. Usually thats when you change the strings so you can get under their easier.
#5
It'll probably corrode them quicker, but you are a fool, take them off then use lemon oil!

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#7
nah, if anything you just got a free guitar string cleaning

fast fret/the ernie ball wonder wipes both have lemon oil in it, so trust me when i say it would help your strings more than hurt them
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#8
its bad for it but i use it to lube my strings. but i go through strings pretty quickly anyway
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to oil the fretboard and keep it healthy. You are supposed to use a small amount every 6 months or so. Usually thats when you change the strings so you can get under their easier.


You're better off buying actual cleaner designed for the guitar make.
#10
EDIT: ^

Half the so called 'guitar fretboard cleaners' are just lemon oil anyways. Not to mention you can't use them on maple necks, so they are just rosewood fretboard cleaners. And they don't clean, they just make sure it's healthy and make it last longer!!

Damn you misleading marketing ploys!

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its bad for it but i use it to lube my strings. but i go through strings pretty quickly anyway

Heh, lube.


And, it would probably reduce the life a bit. But hey, they're strings, if you notice them dying then you change them anyways. It's not like you have to keep them on for the next 10 years.
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and paying through the nose for it
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#13
This is random and unrelated but I'm still surprised Carvin recommends using furniture polish on my guitar to clean it.
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#14
lol
your supposed to take the strings off BEFORE you oil the neck.
and i would use some fretboard oil, like jim dunlop stuff.
anything licensed like that.
Its just safer.
lemon oil could warp your neck(too much of this other stuff could too, keep in mind)
#15
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This is random and unrelated but I'm still surprised Carvin recommends using furniture polish on my guitar to clean it.

Why? Lots of people do it, particularly on natural finish instruments like warwicks.

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lol
lemon oil could warp your neck(too much of this other stuff could too, keep in mind)

Lmfao, what? You know lemon oil is specifically designed to go on your fretboard? People aren't just squeezing lemons onto their fretboards you know!!
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Why? Lots of people do it, particularly on natural finish instruments like warwicks.


Lmfao, what? You know lemon oil is specifically designed to go on your fretboard? People aren't just squeezing lemons onto their fretboards you know!!


i'm aware of that...
and lemon oil was not designed to go on your fretboard...whered you hear that?
#17
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i'm aware of that...
and lemon oil was not designed to go on your fretboard...whered you hear that?

It says it on the bottle
#18
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i'm aware of that...
and lemon oil was not designed to go on your fretboard...whered you hear that?

It's pretty much the standard for fretboard cleaning. Except on Maple. Don't do that.
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#19
Is it that dunlop 350 stuff or whatever its called, I always take the strings off to put it on, let it dry, then wipe of the excess.
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It's pretty much the standard for fretboard cleaning. Except on Maple. Don't do that.


ah nvm
THIS is what i heard.
I saw a kid asking if he should use lemon oil in my local music store, and they told him it wasnt such a good idea.
He had a strat with a maple fretboard...so yeah i guess thats it.
#21
Yeah, don't use it on maple, it says on unfinished woods on the bottle, so that's rosewood and unfinished woods like on warwicks (waxed) or on musicman necks (waxed and oiled)
#22
I'm not sure if it damages the maple, but it turns it a blackish color. Some may like that dirty look. I don't, however.
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#23
Not only is it bad for your strings, it's bad for your fretboard as well. Throw that junk out and pick up something good like Fret Doctor .
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Not only is it bad for your strings, it's bad for your fretboard as well. Throw that junk out and pick up something good like Fret Doctor .

It's only bad if it's Maple as far as I know. Lemon oil is recommended in the guitar/bass FAQ.
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Why? Lots of people do it, particularly on natural finish instruments like warwicks.



Furniture polish is widely regarded as a no no because it adds too much moisture and gives the guitar too much of a layer of protection, which disallows the wood to dry/age properly.
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#28
They're strings...does it really matter? If they go funny, put some new ones on. It's a no-brainer.
#29
I use kyser Dr. Stringfellow, string cleaner and lubricant.

You can also use it to lubricate the fret, it makes you gain a bit of speed IMO it just wreks.
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