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GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner   

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GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner cleans your musical instrument strings, brightens your sound, and prolongs fingerboard life while letting you play faste...Read More

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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.

For sleeker string and neck action.

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GHSFast-Fret String Cleaner
 
4.5

(based on 158 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (119)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (33)
  • Functional (27)
  • Good quality (27)
  • Improves sound (14)

Cons

  • Not functional (5)
  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (20)
  • Concerts (13)
  • Back-up (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (31), Professional musician (7), 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

So much smoother

By 

from Carlsbad, CA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

      This made a significant improvement in my already awesome Taylor acoustic. So much smoother when moving around the fret board. Bar chords slide effortlessly, reducing the strain on my hand and allowing the jam session to go longer. :-)

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      5.0

      The finger ease is a god send, saves the fingers.

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      from LaGrande, OR

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

          Makes bass runs a lot faster and easier

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          5.0

          Protects strings and fingers

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          from Monument Valley, Utah

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All around use
            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

            Been using Fast Fret for years. It keeps your strings from drying out and helps your fingers, especially when sliding along the strings.

            I read in the comments about the can arriving open (mine did too last time) and/or the applicator being dry. Even if the can is open (flimsy pop-top lid) the applicator has a plastic cover that has a seal - so unless that one is open it should not matter that the can was open but make sure you still have the little rag as well that may fall out. Also it is just mineral oil, so refill the applicator - just be careful you don't put too much on it - it should be damp not dripping. One time buy for the applicator and mineral oil is cheap.

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            1.0

            Dried Out and Useless

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            from Danvers, MA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Not Functional
              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

                I'm a lifelong bass player and have been experiencing some pain in my two finger picking fingertips. A couple of friends of mine had let me use their Fast Frets at gigs recently and I found it worked wonderfully for me.... the lubrication really too the edge off the friction of finger picking. Their Fast Fret units were fairly old and I was told they last a very long time. To me at this price, purchasing my own was a no-brainer.

                The first one arrived promptly, and just like many of the reviews here... it was completely dried out. The canister arrived opened in the box, making me wonder if that had anything to do with being dry, but after opening it up there just wasn't any hint of any of the solvent ever being there.

                Musicians Friend's customer service is always great and of course it was replaced for me. The next can arrived in a sealed plastic baggie, which made me think the CS went to lengths to keep this one from opening and drying out on the way. Unfortunately, this one was also completely dry and empty. After calling CS again, he recommended trying something else or a refund (I opted for the refund).

                GHS Fast Fret appears to be shipping without the lubrication in a good percentage of the units, making it a worthless purchase. Musicians Friend however backs up their sales and I'm relieved I at least bought it through them.

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                4.0

                yes I will use this product again

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                from north carolina

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

                    I use this on my 5 string bass,it has helped the life as well as the sound of the strings ,not to mention the feel of them ,they play so much easier an faster.

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                    4.0

                    Ok, I broke down and gave it another shot..

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                    from Portland, ME

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

                      I bought 3 or 4 of these over the past couple of years - all dried out when received. But... it's good stuff when it works, so I gave it another shot; and the new applicator seems properly charged with product (yahoo!). It leaves my strings slick, reduces finger drag and string noise. I use it before most every session (and after, if I remember..). I hope the improved quality control continues..

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                      1.0

                      Used to be good stuff..

                      By 

                      from Portland, ME

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Not Functional

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

                      I've used Fast Fret for many years. It used to work well, and a single can would last for months. But the last few I've bought have been dried out as received. The return to the metal can and the addtion of a plastic cover over the applicator are both good improvements, but my last few have been prematurely dry nonetheless. Also, the included cloth sheds a lot, leaving bits of material on strings and in the guitar case. Time for me to try a new product...

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                      4.0

                      fast fret

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                      from nw ohio

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Preserves Strings

                      Cons

                      • Affects Tone

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

                        Great for preserving the strings on instruments that are not used or restrung very often. Ran a music store for a number of years & used it on instruments so that the strings would not corroded. Played professionally also, did not use it on my instruments because it dulls the tone somewhat.

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                        5.0

                        Smooth Action

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                        from Jesup,Ga.

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

                          the strings last longer. Makes it easyer for your fingers to slide on the fret board.

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                          3.0

                          Spreads rust

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                          from Caribbean

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Playability

                          Cons

                          • Spreads Rust

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

                            Great when new. I live on a boat on the sea where rust eats new strings from day one. New d'adarios lasted 7 weeks with no playing after applying fast fret. The fast fret picks up small amounts of rust and then spreads it all over.

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