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#1
I seriously hate it when my guitar gets dusty, especially by the pickups, but when I clean it it looks so good. (ESP Eclipse in shiny black)
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#2
I prefer my guitar to be clean. Makes it looks good.
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#3
My guitars don't sit still long enough to collect dust. And they get a good clean/shine once a week.
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#4
Pisses me off too. Especially on my Eclipse, though I think anything high gloss is just terrible with dust on it.
#5
Bought my Gibson Les Paul in January at the start of this year. Didn't polish it once up until a few days ago when I bought a posh Gibson cleaning kit. They claim it's the exact stuff they use on their vintage guitars. I was thinking that was just something to make it sell but holy shit...

My guitar is glowing now. The flames on the finish look so damn good. The finish looks so much deeper now. The fret board looks awesome and the metal cleaner it came with works a treat.
#6
Is it just me, or does the dust by the pickups have anything to do with the magnetic field they put out?
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i keep asking my dad for wood. but he keeps getting annoyed (he's working on a house). and i'm too young to go outside.

#7
I cannot stand my guitar being dusty, I give it a quick clean every so often and a full clean every time I change the strings.
#8
Quote by StrykVladzimsky
Is it just me, or does the dust by the pickups have anything to do with the magnetic field they put out?

i think metallic "dust" that is actually shrapnel from the strings that can build up around the pickups might affect the magnetic field a little bit.

dust can also get in the pots and switches and mess them up a bit.

if you just look after your guitars properly, they won't let you down.
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#9
A very dusty guitar indicates it sits out a lot. Mine are in cases till I use them. It only takes amoment to pull one out and I don't have to worry about an accident and having to post about it here like so many do.
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#10
Quote by WholeLottaIzzy
Bought my Gibson Les Paul in January at the start of this year. Didn't polish it once up until a few days ago when I bought a posh Gibson cleaning kit. They claim it's the exact stuff they use on their vintage guitars. I was thinking that was just something to make it sell but holy shit...

My guitar is glowing now. The flames on the finish look so damn good. The finish looks so much deeper now. The fret board looks awesome and the metal cleaner it came with works a treat.




Are you trying to make us jellly of your Gibson? If so, its working....
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#12
Quote by StrykVladzimsky
Is it just me, or does the dust by the pickups have anything to do with the magnetic field they put out?


In my experience, this dust isn't drawn to the magnets, it's actually there because it's basically shredded plectrum. So it's near the pickups because they're under the strings, which do the shredding. Hence why plectrums need replacing
#13
yes, but not to the extent of actually bothering to dust them
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#14
I like my guitars to be clean-ish. I don't like it when they get super dusty or have handprints all over them, but I don't care enough to actually bother to clean them regularly. just a bit of compressed air to blast the dust every now and again is all I really need.
#15
Yes, but my cleaning lady has figured out how to dust them without the feather duster shredding on sharp string ends at the headstock. Problem solved.
#16
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Are you trying to make us jellly of your Gibson? If so, its working....

No, but while we're at it, it's one hell of a guitar...
#17
They're either being used, or in their cases. That being said, I still wipe them down before a show.
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#18
Quote by WholeLottaIzzy
No, but while we're at it, it's one hell of a guitar...


Bet its not as shiny as this




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She insists to wear this lights.

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How can I persuade her?
#19
^ I'd be afraid of breathing to hard around that..no thank you...plus..where's the back control Plate?

anyway, 2 of my guitars are black, both gloss, and its annoying when their dusty, another one is white and green, and dust doesn't show..
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#20
I clean my guitar every day to keep dust and grime away. Makes it look stunningly good.
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#21
I rage so hard when mine gets dusty, especially since it's matte black so its really obvious >:/
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#22
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^ I'd be afraid of breathing to hard around that..no thank you...plus..where's the back control Plate?

anyway, 2 of my guitars are black, both gloss, and its annoying when their dusty, another one is white and green, and dust doesn't show..


There is none. On Supremes the input jack area is slightly larger to get in, but it's still hard to do so.
#23
YES! and my first guitar was a shiny black color so the dust showed up even more. I learned my lesson from that and never got a guitar with black in areas covered by the strings again.
#25
I know you wouldn't want to but how do you change the electronics in something like that les paul?
#27
My guitar has a satin black finish, so it doesn't really get dusty. It's covered with fingerprints though, but I don't really care about that.
#28
Quote by Koshman32
My guitars don't sit still long enough to collect dust. And they get a good clean/shine once a week.

I play mine every day and they still get dusty.
#32
Since I have as many as I do...kind of a bitch to clean em all.
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#33
Nope not at all. I had a whole clump of dust around the pick up area that was there for a whole year before I finally cleaned off. The problem is that it is hard area to get to. I don't feel like removing the strings just so that I can clean. I guess I am lazy.

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#34
It bothers me greatly.
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#36
Not enough to clean them more then once every month or two.
The best stays in its case when I'm not playing so it stays clean for a while.
#37
The only thing I don't clean off is blood. I hate dust. I'd rather not have to ever deal with scratchy pots. It's simple upkeep, like scrubbing a toilet or taking steel wool to your belly button.
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#38
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Bet its not as shiny as this

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#39
Quote by KenG
A very dusty guitar indicates it sits out a lot. Mine are in cases till I use them. It only takes amoment to pull one out and I don't have to worry about an accident and having to post about it here like so many do.


My Tele is always in it's case. Something about it picks up dust like no man's business though.
#40
Yeah I'm not a fan of dust either, but I usually don't properly clean it off until I change strings, which I only do ever few months or so. I'm much more concerned with sweat build up after gigging and band practice. I'll wipe down my axe literally moments after I'm done playing to prevent it.
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