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MF MD HG Exclusives 09-19-14

GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner  

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For sleeker string and neck action.

GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner cleans your musical instrument strings, brightens your sound, and prolongs fingerboard life while letting you play faster than you ever imagined! Convenient applicator and cloth. For all stringed instruments.

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GHSFast-Fret String Cleaner
 
4.5

(based on 146 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (114)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (24)
  • Functional (20)
  • Good quality (20)
  • Improves sound (11)

Cons

  • Not functional (3)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (16)
  • Concerts (9)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (22), Professional musician (4), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best money I've ever spent

Bought this in 2006 and it changed my playing! I can fly on solos and my sound is bright! Best of all, this lasts forever. I'm still on the same stick and it's...Read complete review

Bought this in 2006 and it changed my playing! I can fly on solos and my sound is bright! Best of all, this lasts forever. I'm still on the same stick and it's got about 50 years left of uses (I use it every time I play which is fairly often). I recommend this to any player at any level. You won't regret it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fast Frets dried out?

Recently purchased after buying originally a few decades ago and liking it. The one I just bought seemed to be dried out so it didn't leave much lubricant. I rubbed the strings/fretboard hard...Read complete review

Recently purchased after buying originally a few decades ago and liking it. The one I just bought seemed to be dried out so it didn't leave much lubricant. I rubbed the strings/fretboard hard after playing and it mostly left lint on the wrapped strings. I suppose it did wipe them cleaner but hard to tell. Little wiping rag supplied was almost useless and fraying. I also use Fingerease before playing which lubes much better. Spray front and back of neck, wait 10 minutes and wipe. Overspray could be an issue though- spray quickly. Recommendation: Fingerease before playing to lube Fast Fret after playing to clean (if not dried up like mine).

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5.0

This is something you need!

By Michael

from Miami, FL

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

    This is a great product, it provides a completely different sound to the strings and it's easier to go from one note to another.

    I noticed some people said it dries too fast, but you only need to be careful and put back the cover after every use.

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    5.0

    I love this stuff...

    By HowlingHeath

    from Jasper, AL

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

      I used this stuff for years, and then went through a spell where I couldn't find it. My old bass had a satin maple neck with a rosewood fretboard, this stuff slicked it up good. Honestly, I put it on the back of the neck, too. Not sure if that is recommended, LOL!

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      5.0

      Always use your Fast-Fret:)

      By 68Telebass

      from Hyde Park, Vermont

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound
      • You Need This

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anytime
        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

        I always apply Fast-Fret either before or right after I pick up my guitar. It cleans the strings, dresses them, and also nourishes the fretboard so it will not dry out.
        I love the new package for this product- the cap for the product keeps it fresher, and I love the durable metal tube rather than the flimsier plastic tubes it used to come in!
        Your strings will reward you with a much longer life, and your guitar will thank you with easier playing!

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        5.0

        New & Improved

        By I am Dragon

        from Madison, WI

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

            They made the case METAL! This is great as the plastic they previosly used would crack being transported around and dry everything out. Bummed the handle isn't wood anymore, but I can deal with the trade off.

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            1.0

            Dried out? Defective?

            By mtrettin

            from California

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

              Cons

              • Not Functional
              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

                I had one of these that I used for at least 3 years around 1-3 times a week and I loved it. Recently my older one started to not work so well as it was running out of oil, so I ordered a new one.

                The first one I had was oily to the touch when it was new and it would apply a good amount of oil to my strings when I used it for many years.

                The new one that I received came in a new metal package (my first was in a plastic case) and either has virtually no oil in it or was somehow dried out. It's like I am just rubbing cloth with nothing on it against my strings, virtually no oil comes off. I compared it to my 3 year old fast fret, and the old one that I was replacing leaves more oil behind than the brand new one!

                I even tried squeezing it to get the oil to come out and it did not help at all.

                I am not sure if they intentionally changed them to be this way, or if I received a defective product, but I am very disappointed in the fast fret that I received.

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                4.0

                Bring Back The Metal Can

                By Bass4God

                from Louisiana

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                • Dries Out Too Easy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

                  I've used and liked Fast Fret for years. But a few years back they ditched the metal storage can for plastic. Now the lid doesn't seal as well and is prone to coming off. Wish I'd kept and old can! How bout a reissue?

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Fast Frets dried out?

                  By HARRY

                  from Memphis

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Not Functional

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

                  Recently purchased after buying originally a few decades ago and liking it. The one I just bought seemed to be dried out so it didn't leave much lubricant. I rubbed the strings/fretboard hard after playing and it mostly left lint on the wrapped strings. I suppose it did wipe them cleaner but hard to tell. Little wiping rag supplied was almost useless and fraying. I also use Fingerease before playing which lubes much better. Spray front and back of neck, wait 10 minutes and wipe. Overspray could be an issue though- spray quickly. Recommendation: Fingerease before playing to lube Fast Fret after playing to clean (if not dried up like mine).

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great product

                  By old hippie

                  from mexico, missouri

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

                    I have used fast fret for years. I started with a spray which was a good product, but I didn't like the over-spray. This also keeps my wife happy when I practice at home.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great product long lasting

                    By Maddog62

                    from St. Louis

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup

                      Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

                      I first bought FastFret over 8 years ago kept it in a baggie in the container and it still works. I keep my Martin downstairs and my Gibson Flying V along with my Strat upstairs, so I got tired of bringing the FastFret up and down and bought another. I like the metal container and packaging better then the old one.
                      I guess it could increase your playing speed if thats what youre after but I like the way it cleans and lubricates the strings and fretboard making the strings last longer and sound brighter.
                      Muscians friend has the best price so order it and keep playin'!

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      WAS SKEPTICAL - DOES LET YOU PLAY FASTER

                      By band.attic

                      from OREGON

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

                          I'm always skeptical of anything that says it will allow you to play faster. I mean it's all about technique right. But this stuff does allow you play faster. Forget coated strings, this stuff puts a nice coat of fast on your strings. Besides your chording hand, the pick really glides on this stuff without being greasy or oily. I liken it to to baseball player on deck swinging a heavy bat and then switching to a lighter bat at the plate. It also helps in making your strings last for a ridiculous amount of time. I will continue to buy this stuff... love it!

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