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

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.


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

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D'Addario Planet WavesXLR8 String Lubricant and Cleaner
 
3.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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1.0

Don't like it.

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from Cleveland , Ohio

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Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

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      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!

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      from Wisconsin

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      • Easy To Use
      • Functional

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

          It does the job well.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Stay away

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          from Toronto, ON

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional

          Cons

          • Inferior To Competition
          • Runs Out Quickly

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            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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            1.0

            Didn't like it

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            from Traverse City MI

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              • Not Functional

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                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!

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                from SoCal

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                      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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                      5.0

                      String Lube

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

                      Easy to use, works great. I used to get a scratchy sound out of my banjo and changed strings,
                      picks etc. Used this stuff and now have smooth sailing. I use it ahead of the bridge on my 5-string
                      and my guitar and it really speeds up the picks.....keeps string bright.

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