#1
My guitar has a lot of dust and stuff down around the pickups and i want to clean it up so the dust doesnt get down into the pickups. do i have to take of the strings to do this or is there a way to get underneath the strings to clean it up?
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#2
i use baby oil and cotton buds for cleaning those parts.
Ibanez RG321MH (Air Classic/Tone Zone)
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#4
Quote by JohnnyBeep
Cotton swabs, or a 100% cotton/flannel cloth. Make sure you stay away from cleaners/polishers that contain silicon.


so like a cloth you would use to clean like eye glass lenses or soemthing
My Gear:
Squier Stratocaster
Line 6 Spider III 75w
Line 6 FBV Express

Wanted Gear:
Gibson Les Paul
Gibson ES335
Marshall JVM410H
Marshall JCM800
Dunlop Crybaby
#5
Quote by cj10schmelzer
so like a cloth you would use to clean like eye glass lenses or soemthing


Just make sure it's 100% and clean, otherwise it will scratch the hell out of the finish. If I want to leave the strings on, I'll normally work the cloth under the strings to have it bunch up under the strings. Then use something to move the cloth around from between the strings to get it clean.

EDIT: Typo.
#6
Quote by cj10schmelzer
so like a cloth you would use to clean like eye glass lenses or soemthing


yeah. you can use any cloth as long as it's 100% cotton.

EDIT : other materials can scratch the finish off your guitar. cotton would be the best cloth.
Ibanez RG321MH (Air Classic/Tone Zone)
Fernandes Telecaster (Twang King/stock bridge pickup)
Blackstar HT-20 (Scumback 55 speaker/ Tung Sol tubes)
TC Electronic Nova Repeater
Lava Cables Clear Connect, Soar and Mini ELC
Last edited by leviticus_22953 at Jun 6, 2008,
#7
I'm having this problem too.

I get dust in hard to clean places, where my old cotton tshirt can't reach, the head stock and around the pickups and bridge.

So people are recommending a q-tip, anything else to clean this?

thanks
#10
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
i've used that computer spray stuff you know that is safe for keyboards and hard drives and what not - seem so to work ok.


Canned air or contact cleaner? If more than compressed air is needed to clean out a machine, something is very wrong.
#12
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
100% Dichlorodifluoromethane is what it says. Precision Duster by Fischer. I think it is the stuff you are not supposed to let kids inhale.

So do I need to stand corrected?



It's 100% Freon (R-12)!? Do you have a refrigerator guitar?
#15
Thanks for all the tips. I really give some time searching different and right method of cleaning my guitar.
Help everyone in anyway possible. r236fa
#16
On behalf of most people on this forum, I'd like to congratulate you for using the search function!
May your guitar shine on from this day onwards!
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