#1
Hey all,

does anyone know of anything available in the UK that is like "Finger Ease" & "Fast Fret"? from what i can see these are only available in the USA and i don't fancy paying a customs charge when they get shipped over!

got a few summer gigs coming up and i don't want to have sweaty hands not being able to slide up and down the frets properly
#2
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#3
A) Fast fret is available from just about every guitar shop in the UK I've ever stepped foot in.

http://www.soundunlimited.co.uk/products/planet_waves_xlr8_string_lubricantcleaner Is a slightly cheaper alternative. (Disclaimer: that is the shop I work at, widely available elsewhere too)

B) there's a lower cap on custom charges, you wouldn't get caught with import charges on fast fret.

C) if sweat is an issue, you will find that your wrists will sweat a lot more than your hands, invest in an attractive (as much as they can be) set of sports wristbands
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#4
Is that just for the front of the fret board? My hand seems to get stuck on the back of the neck more than the strings.
#6
Sanding the back of the neck with 400 grit wet and dry paper and then buffing with 0000 steel wool produces a satin finish on the backs at reduces sticking
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#7
I will have to try that. It seems like that lacquer finish is hard to slide. Does it actually damage the finish or just smooth it out?
#8
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I will have to try that. It seems like that lacquer finish is hard to slide. Does it actually damage the finish or just smooth it out?


Do it lightly. The idea is to put microscratches in the surface to break the surface tension a fully gloss surface will sometimes produce (thus causing stickage).
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Hey all,

does anyone know of anything available in the UK that is like "Finger Ease" & "Fast Fret"? from what i can see these are only available in the USA and i don't fancy paying a customs charge when they get shipped over!



I think the main ingredient in both of those is mineral oil. Mineral oil is about $11/gallon at hardware stores here in LA. Wipe your guitar down well when you're done.
#10
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Is that just for the front of the fret board? My hand seems to get stuck on the back of the neck more than the strings.


i take down the finish on most of the guitars i plan on keeping. i just tape off the pickups well and use #0000 steel wool on the back of the neck until i like how it feels. you want to tape up the pickups so no steel wool particles get in.
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#11
I have a Vintage LP copy and since it's an LP, it had a glossy neck. I just used masking tape to make an atractive scarfed area on the headstock and body jont and attacked it with a scotch pad. Every 6 months or so it needs to be 'topped up', but it's a fairly easy process and doesn't create the debris that steel wool does.