#1
Lately, I've been having major issues with my strings' tone. I've been having to replace strings way too frequently due to this mysterious gunk buildup on my strings, especially the e and B strings, taking away a lot of the strings' brightness. What's causing this gunk, and how can I prevent it? Thanks for the help.

And for the record, I'm playing a Washburn D10S with medium Phospher Bronze Martin SPs.
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#2
is it under the strings? Between the fretboard and hte strings? Because that's just dead skin and dirt.
#4
Wash your hands before you play your guitar. Also, wipe down the fretboard and on top and bottom of the strings when you are done playing. Just use a dry paper towel or rag.
#6
Take all your strings off, then get some lemon oil (like dunlop or another make not lemon juice haha) wipe some of that down the fretboard let it soak for about 2 mins then give it a quick wipe, then put on your new strings. Should help immensly imo.
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Take all your strings off, then get some lemon oil (like dunlop or another make not lemon juice haha) wipe some of that down the fretboard let it soak for about 2 mins then give it a quick wipe, then put on your new strings. Should help immensly imo.

Do this. It's possible that dirt trapped in the fingerboard is leeching out every time you play, making the strings corrode more quickly. Also, wash your hands before you play, and wipe your strings before you put it away.

You are putting it back into its case, correct?
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#8
Its just dirt, dust, skin, and guck trapped underneath. Just keep wiping the strings and fret board down.
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#9
You can get string lubricant as a spray which also helps to keep your strings clean.
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#10
There is also a change you just have really corrosive, nasty hand sweat. Drinking lots of water helps a little, but for some (like me), it's just part of the hobby.