#1
So I'm changing the strings on my strat right now and I'm trying to decide wether or not to clean the fretboard. It's maple and there is a little bit of noticeable dirt, but I like the look of it. What I want to know though is if, and how much, it actually affects the sound.

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#2
... -_-

just clean the finger gunk off of the fretboard.
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#6
you will be fine, the best thing to do imo is take an old toothbrush and brush the frets and the fretboard to get that gunk out.
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#7
Does that 'gunk' make the guitar sound any worse though. I don't notice it as I'm playing so that's not a problem, I'm just curious about the sound.
#9
Quote by rhcpjhlz
Does that 'gunk' make the guitar sound any worse though. I don't notice it as I'm playing so that's not a problem, I'm just curious about the sound.


No, but if you leave it there, over time it can build up and end up getting under your frets and raising them, just get it off .
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#10
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#11
Quote by Maggot3000
No, but if you leave it there, over time it can build up and end up getting under your frets and raising them, just get it off .


yeah, and personally i would go buy a new toothbrush and use it only for your guitar. leftover toothpaste and scum is not good for your wood but i think that applies more for rosewood boards.
#13
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Ya, when I clean my wood I start with the head....stock...O_o




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#14
Use some soap and a clo..... oh wait...

nvm... going back to the pit now....
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Ya, when I clean my wood I start with the head....stock...O_o


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