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 Post subject: Re: sticky neck
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:02 pm 
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First of all, clean the neck using a soft cloth moistened with naptha. This will remove any crud or wax buildup from the neck. Then wax the neck. The RIC website recommends Turtle Wax, Jingle_jangle recommends Zymol. I'm not sure what you can find over in France, but use a good water-based automotive wax that does NOT contain silicone. Put four good coats of wax on the neck. This should take care of most of the problem.

If you can find it over in Europe, the Dr. Stringfellow's Lem-oil Fretboard Conditioner really does work.


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 Post subject: Re: sticky neck
 Post Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:29 pm 
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Thanks for this advice. Dr Stringfellow lemon oil might be not expoprted to Europe, However I'll start the quest right now !
Lemon oil conditioner is currently available from Gibson, Ernie Ball and some other US companies. Do they have the same properties than this famous Stringfellow so often highlighted in this Forum ? I'll try .
BTW, who knows the nanufacturer of this lemon oil ? In the meantime , I'll investigate on the Web .
Thanks again



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 Post subject: Re: sticky neck
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:05 am 
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Well, I have that problem too. But i resently been using this stuff called ghs fast fret. U can rub this on your the back of the neck and the strings as well, it works great.. highly recomended. I allways use this stuff now.


Josh


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 Post subject: Re: sticky neck
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 4:24 am 
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Make sure that it contains no silicone. If you get silicone on your guitar finish, you can forget about ever having it refinished at some point later on.


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 Post subject: Re: sticky neck
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:20 pm 
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Hi folks

Both GHS fast Fret and Stringfellow's fret conditioner are available in France. As far as I know they don't contain any silicone. I'll buy both today and keep you informed.

WBR


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 Post subject: Re: sticky neck
 Post Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:38 pm 
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I know the Dr. Stringfellow's doesn't contain silicone. It is a blend of lemon oil and naptha. The naptha is good for cleaning the grunge off of the neck and fretboard.


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 Post subject: Re: sticky neck
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GHS Fast Fret doesn't contain silicon.

I use it, its good stuff..apart from having to pick off the bits of fluff that get left behind from the applicator

Other than that I'd recommend it.

Jim.


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 Post subject: Re: sticky neck
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:07 am 
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Ok Guys , the Stringfellow's conditioner is available in France and all EC countries as well. It's distributed by GEWA , a German company. It's more comfortable to use than the GHS fast fret. Fast fret looks like a kind of engine grease and leaves your hands oily and at the end of the jam session your clothes have to go straight to the laundry !!! A few drops of lemon oil on a soft cloth is quite enough. On other hand, I'm wondering why Rick don't use a soft mat finish for their necks ?
Thanks all for your valuable advices


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 Post subject: Re: sticky neck
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 4:19 am 
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My 650S has a natural oiled finish on both body and neck.


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