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D'Addario Planet Waves XLR8 String Lubricant and Cleaner   

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XLR8 is the fast and easy string lubricant and cleaner. XLR8 removes friction for faster playing while at the same time cleans your strings for prolo...Read More

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XLR8 is the fast and easy string lubricant and cleaner. XLR8 removes friction for faster playing while at the same time cleans your strings for prolonged life and fresh string tone. Simply take the ergonomic applicator and wipe up and down the strings and thats it. XLR8 will also condition the fretboard as it works.

Removes friction for faster playing while prolonging the life of your strings.


Maintain new string tone and feel while enjoying frictionless playing. Order today.

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D'Addario Planet WavesXLR8 String Lubricant and Cleaner
 
2.9

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Functional (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

One great product.

The product does what it says very well. It does seem to dry out fairly soon, though, even when kept closed in its container. It would be nice if you could supply a...Read complete review

The product does what it says very well. It does seem to dry out fairly soon, though, even when kept closed in its container. It would be nice if you could supply a "rejuvenate" fluid, to extend the mileage, as the cost is a little high for regular use for most of us on budgets. As it is, we have to abandon the product when it is dry, but still clean - that's a shame, because it is really good.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Stay away

XLR8 is Planet Waves' unfortunately-named attempt at competing with GHS Fast Fret. It succeeds in effect - it cleans and lubricates strings fairly well, probably just as well as Fast Fret to be...Read complete review

XLR8 is Planet Waves' unfortunately-named attempt at competing with GHS Fast Fret. It succeeds in effect - it cleans and lubricates strings fairly well, probably just as well as Fast Fret to be honest, leaving them smooth and easy to play. And it's packaged in a more convenient applicator and with a metal case that (supposedly) increases life span.

Unfortunately, XLR8 does not last long. At all. I purchased some at a local music store as an alternative to Fast Fret. Despite storing it in the metal tin at all times and using it twice per play session as recommended, it only lasted, at best, three months. This is in stark contrast to Fast Fret, where a single "stick" will easily last you several years. I've also had string cleaners in standard bottles that have lasted far, far longer.

Simply put, stay away. XLR8 works, but considering how quickly it dries up it's also a waste of money when there are better alternatives out there.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Doesn't Last

By 

from Massachusetts

Verified Reviewer

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves XLR8 String Lubricant and Cleaner:

Dried up in about a week. Get Stringlife polymer coating instead

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5.0

XLR8 STRING LUBE AND CLEANED

By 

from TEXAS

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves XLR8 String Lubricant and Cleaner:

    good smooth ease of use, brighten sounds of older strings nice addition to using Fast Fret to insure a longer life for my strings.

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    1.0

    MEDIOCRE-EXPENSIVE

    By 

    from BOCA RATON FLORIDA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Functional

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves XLR8 String Lubricant and Cleaner:

        GHS FAST FRET LAST ALOT LONGER A WORKS BETTER....DUNLOP 65 WAAAY LESS $$$ AND BETTER

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        One great product.

        By 

        from Houston, Tx.

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound
        • Improves string life.

        Cons

        • cost is a little high.

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Before & after playing.
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves XLR8 String Lubricant and Cleaner:

        The product does what it says very well. It does seem to dry out fairly soon, though, even when kept closed in its container. It would be nice if you could supply a "rejuvenate" fluid, to extend the mileage, as the cost is a little high for regular use for most of us on budgets. As it is, we have to abandon the product when it is dry, but still clean - that's a shame, because it is really good.

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        1.0

        Don't waist your money.

        By 

        from Miami OK.

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves XLR8 String Lubricant and Cleaner:

          really hard to tell how good this stuff is since the applicator seemed to be half dried up when i got it. mabe thats all you get.not much of it and im not impressed.

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          1.0

          Don't like it.

          By 

          from Cleveland , Ohio

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves XLR8 String Lubricant and Cleaner:

              First order was just a empty can. MF replaced it pronto.
              All that is in it is a small applicator. Poor quality. I would say this is a ill conceived idea/ Don't see this product being around very long.

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              5.0

              Works great!

              By 

              from Wisconsin

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves XLR8 String Lubricant and Cleaner:

                  It does the job well.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Stay away

                  By 

                  from Toronto, ON

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional

                  Cons

                  • Inferior To Competition
                  • Runs Out Quickly

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves XLR8 String Lubricant and Cleaner:

                    XLR8 is Planet Waves' unfortunately-named attempt at competing with GHS Fast Fret. It succeeds in effect - it cleans and lubricates strings fairly well, probably just as well as Fast Fret to be honest, leaving them smooth and easy to play. And it's packaged in a more convenient applicator and with a metal case that (supposedly) increases life span.

                    Unfortunately, XLR8 does not last long. At all. I purchased some at a local music store as an alternative to Fast Fret. Despite storing it in the metal tin at all times and using it twice per play session as recommended, it only lasted, at best, three months. This is in stark contrast to Fast Fret, where a single "stick" will easily last you several years. I've also had string cleaners in standard bottles that have lasted far, far longer.

                    Simply put, stay away. XLR8 works, but considering how quickly it dries up it's also a waste of money when there are better alternatives out there.

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                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Didn't like it

                    By 

                    from Traverse City MI

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                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Not Functional

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves XLR8 String Lubricant and Cleaner:

                        Too dry for any useful effect

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                        5.0

                        Really works!

                        By 

                        from SoCal

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves XLR8 String Lubricant and Cleaner:

                        I got one of these for free, so I tried it out. Wow, it really works! I never even considered wanting to lubricate my strings, because I was afraid of gummy stuff. This product cleans the finger dirt off the strings, and leaves a nice slick feel, w/ no residual gunk. Lessens the noise when I move my hands up and down the neck. Pleasantly surprised! I plan on getting one for each guitar and just leaving them in the cases.

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