#1
Hi I need some help maintaining my Squier Strat. I've changed the stings and all, but it feels like I'm not doing enough. Also please suggest any good guitar polish and other cleaning and maintenance tools.
#2
If you want to pamper your guitar, grab one of those Dunlop Guitar Care kits. It has guitar polish, fretboard cleaner, string cleaner, and some other trinkets.

If your guitar has a maple fretboard don't use the fretboard cleaner though...
#3
dont worry about maintaining a squier
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#4
Quote by enemy120
dont worry about maintaining a squier



i was gonna say that
#5
Quote by enemy120
dont worry about maintaining a squier


That's like saying don't teach your kid to brush baby teeth. It's better to get in the habit of taking care of his guitars and equipment now instead of waiting until he has a very high end guitar and not being used to taking care of it.
#6
Come on, guys. Even cheap guitars have the right to shine once in a while.
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#7
Quote by enemy120
dont worry about maintaining a squier

I think I said I needed help maintaing it, not if I should maintain it. Apparently you don't like guitars or something.
#8
Quote by hminh87
Come on, guys. Even cheap guitars have the right to shine once in a while.

Thank You!!!!
#9
it's a squier.. it doesn't need to be maintained.... just use it as long as possible... and then buy another one
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#10
Quote by Rockin'15
I think I said I needed help maintaing it, not if I should maintain it. Apparently you don't like guitars or something.


i like guitar but i treat them like what there are, tools

u dont see a carpenter shining his hammer
Gear:
Fender MIA Strat w/EMG SA's
Fender Super 60
Boss RT-20 Rotary Sim
Ibanez AD-9 Analog Delay
EHX Big Muff

"Doctor Kindly Tell Your Wife
That I'm Alive, Flowers Thrive
Realise, Realise, Realise"
#11
Quote by Serjem
it's a squier.. it doesn't need to be maintained.... just use it as long as possible... and then buy another one

Apparently I'm one of the only ones who cares about all guitars, and not just the really expensive ones.
#12
Quote by enemy120
i like guitar but i treat them like what there are, tools

u dont see a carpenter shining his hammer


What a rediculous statement to make, show me one tradesperson, electrician, plumber, plasterer etc . . . that doesn't take good care of his tools, you treat your tools as an investetment no matter what the qaulity so you get the best out of them. The same with a guitar no matter how little or how much it is worth, no matter if it says squier or gibson on the headstock, you should still take care and maintain it to get what you can out of it, and get in the habbit of doing so from the start.

Rockin15 pay no attention to useless comments like these!
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If it has a good body, a nice long neck and 6 strings i'd hit it like Ron Jeremy on viagra.
#14
Quote by Glenn4009
What a rediculous statement to make, show me one tradesperson, electrician, plumber, plasterer etc . . . that doesn't take good care of his tools, you treat your tools as an investetment no matter what the qaulity so you get the best out of them. The same with a guitar no matter how little or how much it is worth, no matter if it says squier or gibson on the headstock, you should still take care and maintain it to get what you can out of it, and get in the habbit of doing so from the start.

Rockin15 pay no attention to useless comments like these!

Dude, you're awesome.
#15
Quote by enemy120
i like guitar but i treat them like what there are, tools

u dont see a carpenter shining his hammer


My hammer is always shining.

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#16
Quote by enemy120
i like guitar but i treat them like what there are, tools

u dont see a carpenter shining his hammer

A guitar is not just a tool mister enemy120. Its an instrument. Its not the hammer its more like the foundation for the creation. Four words for you Leaning Tower Of Pisa.
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#17
Ok, now that we have dissed all the haters of guitars, can we please get back to my question?
#18
Quote by Bottle of Dirt
That's like saying don't teach your kid to brush baby teeth. It's better to get in the habit of taking care of his guitars and equipment now instead of waiting until he has a very high end guitar and not being used to taking care of it.


Well said!!

I have a Squire, as well as a variety of other guitars (both cheap and expensive), and I like to keep it in good shape just like the others.

Like you say, once in the habit it can only be a good thing.

Guitars:
Ibanez RG350M
Ibanez JS100
Fender Strat

Amp:
Fender Blues Jr
Fender Champion 600
Washburn Southside

Effects:
POD HD300
Marshall Guv'Nor
Big Muff
Digitech Bad Monkey
Behringer PH9
Cry Baby Wah
#19
FastFret the strings before and after you play, lets the strings last longer (don't forget to mop up the excess though). You can also use FastFret as a fretboard cleaner.

I use a duster to get rid of fingerprints - works well, and finger oil doesn't damage vinyl.

Ibanez S470
Laney HCM30R
Digitech GNX3000
#20
Quote by quantum leap
FastFret the strings before and after you play, lets the strings last longer (don't forget to mop up the excess though). You can also use FastFret as a fretboard cleaner.

I use a duster to get rid of fingerprints - works well, and finger oil doesn't damage vinyl.

Thank you very much! When I googled it, a forum came up that somebody suggested "Dr. Stringfellow". http://www.rickenbacker.com/forum_view_thread.asp?forum=Just_Guitars&thread_name=Fast%20Fret?&thread_id=1824&Page=1 Does anyone have ideas on this string cleaner?
#22
I also need to know how to polish the fretboard if you aren't supposed to take all the strings off at once. Any suggestions?
#23
Just take a couple off, polish the area, put the new ones, take a couple more, polish, put the new ones, and do it agian.
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