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Hey guys
I have recently purchased a Jackson Soloist SL3 in a SKB jackson Hard case
The inside of the case smells dreadful like urine and so dies the guitar. The smell on the body is no where near as strong as the smell on the neck, Its not like strong strong but I can just smell it when I play, this is bothering me, What can I do about it? Cheers.
The fretboard is rosewood by the way
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Troll?

If not.. I'd suggest taking it back to where you bought it from lol.
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Im not trolling, I looked on some forums that indian rosewoods tend to smell like piss, Im really unsure of what to do, I love the guitar... just smells like a weak urinal
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Maybe a cat or dog got near it at some stage?
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Just clean the whole guitar with lemon oil, then you have a nice lime smell to it all

Don't oil the metals please... It doesn't harm but doesn't help and is harder to get off. The body neck and fretboard will smell great after being rubbed with lemon oil!
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Has it been gigged? I bought an axe once that had seen its fair share of sweaty, smoke filled gigs and it absolutely REEKED of stale piss.

Bit of Dunlop 65 and a good clean sorted that out, although I had to throw the case away!
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Wash it with good ol' fashioned soap and water. Use a nail brush if you want.
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**** no. Are you stupid?

TS only use a proper guitar polish and lemon oil.
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Will dunlop 65 harm the guitars finish if i rubbed it on the body? I dont think its been gigged... Its in mint condition so I would doubt it but, Ill try the lemon oil tomorrow
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No, it won't. Its a guitar polish/cleaner, not an angle grinder!

As for the lemon oil, seriously, ONE DROP ONLY ON A RAG. Don't get nuts and use it like pledge, you will saturate your fret board and it will make it worse.
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Dunlop 65 will do fine but I would just put lemon oil on the whole guitar since you need it to clean and moist the fretboard someday anyway.

To the above poster: I always DROWN my rosewood and ebony fretboards in lemon oil and let it sink in for a couple of hours, then I whipe the excess off and do it again.

That way I get great dark moisturised fretboards
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**** no. Are you stupid?

TS only use a proper guitar polish and lemon oil.

It was a joke
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Will dunlop 65 harm the guitars finish if i rubbed it on the body? I dont think its been gigged... Its in mint condition so I would doubt it but, Ill try the lemon oil tomorrow

Only use lemon oil on the neck, not the body. Dunlop 65 is fine for the body.
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Lemon Oil will not harm the body, your guital has car paint on it, it won't damage.
You can just whipe the body with a dampened cloth and even some soap. Just don't touch metal.

Do you wash your car with Dunlop 65? I don't think so...
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I really wonder why it smells so bad, Thanks for the help everyone! What about the case? should i put some baking soda in it and leave it in the sun?
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Lemon Oil will not harm the body, your guital has car paint on it, it won't damage.
You can just whipe the body with a dampened cloth and even some soap. Just don't touch metal.

Do you wash your car with Dunlop 65? I don't think so...

wut.

There's so much wrong with this post it's not funny. TS, DO NOT use water to clean your guitar. Your guitar isn't a car, it's made out of wood. The lemon oil is traditionally used to condition the wood on the fretboard. No it won't hurt your finish, but a proper body cleaner is better.
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His Jackson has a polyurethane paint and NOT a nitrocellulose one. This is the same stuff applied to a car and it does NOT breath so there is no connection from the top of the paint to the wood of the body. Water cannot get in especially when you just use a dampened cloth (which means: dont soak it but make it moist).

When you play guitar good you sweat, does that harm your guitar? Not on a polyurethane finish...

Water COULD damage a guitar with nitrocellulose laquer when you soak it, but hell, I would even clean my '52 RI telly body with nitro paint with a dampened cloth, it will do no harm (just don't soak it)
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yeah, Love my guitar too much to wash it with water.... I swear half of you are trolling or something. Thanks for the answers eppicurt!
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I never troll.

(If I was I told you to piss over it yourself to neutralize the smell to you, or to rub it in with acid to get the smell off.)

For your interrest: Dunlop even has a 65 with Carnuba wax, which is the EXACT same product used in professional car waxing. Polyurethane = car paint. Does your car get damaged from water?
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No but then again cars are made from aluminium/mild steel etc, relatively resistant to corrosion, however, wood is more of a complicated thing, tends to absorb water, i know it does have a lacquer on it but guitars dont come cheap etc... need the safest option haha
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Old cars rust when the paint is damaged, this is because the paint is the only thing preventing a car from the 50's and 60's from rusting.

But seriously, even if your guitar was NOT painted and was bare wood, it would NOT damage the thing to use a dampened cloth. I don't say put the thing in the shower... a dampened cloth guys!!!

But, if you REALLY feel you need to blow money, just buy the dunlop 65.
(and lemon oil, since you need that anyway.)
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Yes it would. Guitar timber is supposed to be as dry as possible. Why do you think they stick them in giant humidifier chambers?
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wait there is a difference in lemon oil and dunlop 65? I thought that the dunlop 65 was lemon oil???
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Wash it like a car? I've never heard such a preposterous thing in my life
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wait there is a difference in lemon oil and dunlop 65? I thought that the dunlop 65 was lemon oil???

There's a few different versions. There's a body cleaner and a lemon oil version.
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Dunlop 65 is the whole cleaning range, with lemon oil, wax, string cleaner and whatnot...

With Dunlop 65 we meant the guitar polish bottle. You don't need it, a dampened cloth does the same thing. You DO need the lemon oil though, since your fretboard will dry out in time and you need to clean/remoisturise it.

In my opinion the guitar polish body cleaner is a waste of money.

If you used your guitar for a bit and you want it to SHINE though, a wax treatment would be great. However, since its car paint you can just rub your regular turtle carnuba wax on it you use for your car instead of overpriced lesser quality Dunlop 65 wax.
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Dunlop 65 is the whole cleaning range, with lemon oil, wax, string cleaner and whatnot...

With Dunlop 65 we meant the guitar polish bottle. You don't need it, a dampened cloth does the same thing. You DO need the lemon oil though, since your fretboard will dry out in time and you need to clean/remoisturise it.

In my opinion the guitar polish body cleaner is a waste of money.

Please stop recommending this.

A bottle of polish is worth nothing in the scheme of things (they're what, $5?) and they last for ages. I bought a bottle of 65 4 years ago and am only half way through it. It's not that much to make sure you're cleaning it properly and without harm.
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Whatever you want! Do you wear a belt and suspenders at the same time so your pants doensn't fall off too :P?

You recommend a product because you use it because you are scared you will harm your guitar with a dampened cloth.
How did people clean their guitars when Dunlop 65 wasn't around yet? I think with a dampened cloth!
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Jim Dunlop 65 cleaner and polish am I correct?
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the same thing happened to me, bought a schecter off ebay, the top half of the neck smelled horrid, couldnt tell if it was piss or what and the case smelled of cat piss. the case got tossed and the neck i cleaned a thousand times over with a DAMP cloth of soap and water. you wipe down and then wipe off with a dry towel. i do this with all my guitars at every string change it hurts nothing.

i wonder if you bought yours from same seller i did
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In reality its more of a cleaner (because it is liquid, you dampen a cloth with it and rub it on the guitar... you could do the same thing with water on a cloth)

for true polish you should use carnuba wax.
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Whatever you want! Do you wear a belt and suspenders at the same time so your pants doensn't fall off too :P?

You recommend a product because you use it because you are scared you will harm your guitar with a dampened cloth.
How did people clean their guitars when Dunlop 65 wasn't around yet? I think with a dampened cloth!

And you recommend cleaning guitar with water because you're braindead.

Just because they didn't have it back then, doesn't mean we shouldn't utilise it now? That's like saying "Well, they didn't have penicillin back then and most of them got on fine, so we'll be right." So what if I'm scared it'll potentially ruin my guitar? I don't usually go out of my way to try and do things to stuff I spend a lot of money on.
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Eppicurt, when you have a gig outside and it starts raining a bit, do you tell the crown to f*ck off and go inside because you think your guitar will damage :P?

Just dry it well with a towel. A dampened cloth doens't even need drying since it will evaporate in a sec.
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Dunlop 65 will do fine but I would just put lemon oil on the whole guitar since you need it to clean and moist the fretboard someday anyway.

To the above poster: I always DROWN my rosewood and ebony fretboards in lemon oil and let it sink in for a couple of hours, then I whipe the excess off and do it again.

That way I get great dark moisturised fretboards


No, that way you get a fretboard that is full of lemon oil and no natural wood oils, making it dry out a whole lot quicker and leaving you with the potential of a warped, shrunken shitty fretboard.

Since you've presumably already done this, you willl need to keep doing it for the length of the fretboards life, but to others, DO NOT DO THIS.
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Eppicurt, when you have a gig outside and it starts raining a bit, do you tell the crown to f*ck off and go inside because you think your guitar will damage :P?

Just dry it well with a towel. A dampened cloth doens't even need drying since it will evaporate in a sec.

No. Because I can't avoid not being in the rain and I won't stop a show because of it. I wouldn't be happy about it, but I wouldn't stop. Just because I can avoid a situation doesn't mean I'll avoid it in situations where I can't.

And I don't think it will damage. Standing in the rain with your guitar will not do it any wonders AT ALL. I'm not just talking finish, I'm talking electronics as well.

Stop posting for goodness sake. You're making yourself look silly.
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I also stated not to clean the metal with the water
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Use lemon oil on the fret board and clean it up a bit, if the delicious smell of lem oil doesn't destroy it; nothing will
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By the way Eppicurt, you DO realise that the Dunlop 65 Guitar Polish is water based right
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Yes it would. Guitar timber is supposed to be as dry as possible. Why do you think they stick them in giant humidifier chambers?

Well 'humidifier' means to add moisture.

I don't know why you're freaking out. I run a damp cloth over my guitar to clean it as well... I don't see how that could possibly damage it. I've been doing it for years with several guitars and I've seen no damage. As RMB said; the polish is water based anyway. If water would damage it, so would the polish.
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