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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 182 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (140)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (53)
  • Functional (44)
  • Good quality (41)
  • Improves sound (29)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Practicing (34)
  • Concerts (24)
  • Back-up (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (45), Professional musician (11), Novice (5)

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

It works as advertised

By Will

from Georgia

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Says will help strings last longer. Wait and see

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

      I became disabled and pretty much sat the guitars down for years. Met a new friend and my wife drove me over to hid house, and he had a roomful of guitars. Classic cherry 335 all way down to an old Silvertone. I just had to try to play some. He used some Fasrfret on the strings and I liked it. I decided to start playing again which has been scarily close to starting from scratch. Decided I'd order some Fastfret and new strings (that, or update my Tetanus shots). The FF, for some reason came without the cloth tbat was supposed to be included, but no problem there. One call and the Friend had a new one on the way.

       
      5.0

      couldn't play without it.

      By Marcos

      from Tigard,OR

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

        Years back I had someone from a music shop i went regularly recommend this to me. Mentioned how have I been playing all these years with out it.
        Now i cant imagine not using it, I use this on my strings before I play and after, It makes an amazing difference. You don`t get that rough feeling transitioning between notes. playing just feelings so much smoother. and its reassuring to know my strings are cleans after a string change.

        I`m happy they have improved their packaging, cause the packaging previously make the contents oz everywhere and soak into the cloth.

         
        5.0

        The Only String Treatment Product To Use... Period

        By Groovintheblues

        from New Zealand

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Great Quality
        • Improves Sound
        • Keeps Strings Clean & Sounding Bright
        • Keeps Strings Sounding Like New
        • Prevents String Corrosion
        • Radically Extends String Life

        Cons

        • Zero Cons With Fast-Fret... Only Smiles :-)

        Best Uses

        • After [EVERY] Use Of Metal Stringed Instruments
        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • For ALL Metal Strings
        • For ALL Stringed Instruments With Metal Strings
        • For Ongoing String Maintenance
        • Home Studio
        • Practicing

        Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

        I have been using Fast-Fret for decades on ALL of my stringed instruments and it is the ONLY string treatment I will use. I have found that applying Fast-Fret after EVERY use of my guitars, banjos and mandolin can prolong string life for more than twelve months. As an experiment some years ago, I left a set of Fast-Fret maintained stings on one of my guitars to see how long they would remain in good playable condition, and they lasted for more than three years. I'm not saying strings should be kept on an instrument that long as the wire will become tired and lose brightness and tone over time, even when kept clean and corrosion free. But I regularly keep strings on instruments for up to 12 months because Fast-Fret can extend string life for a very long time... If applied thoroughly and religiously to your strings after using your instrument. Experience has taught us that Corrosion and dirt are the enemies of metal strings. This because, the oily salts & acid from contact with fingers and hands is the Number One cause of Premature String Death.

        Finally, I have to say I love the new design of Fast-Fret. It's new plastic end cap and metal can packaging significantly extends the life of the product.

         
        5.0

        The only product to radically increase string life and tone.

        By Groovintheblues

        from New Zealand

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound
        • No Other String Product Compares To Fast-Fret
        • Radically Extends String Life

        Cons

        • There Are No Cons With Fast-Fret... Only Smiles

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Fast-Fret After - EVERY - Use Of Strings
        • Practicing
        • Prolong String Life & Tone

        Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

        I have been using Fast-Fret for decades and its the only string maintenance treatment I will use. Nothing else compares. From the moment I fit new strings to my guitars they are treated with Fast-Fret, and I NEVER put my guitar away after use without applying it to my guitar strings. Strings can corrode and die in a week from oil and acid from fingers if they are not cleaned after use. With Fast-Fret I can extend the life of strings out to twelve months or more on guitars I don't use for gigging. Whereas dirt and corrosion kills strings and makes them sound terrible... Fast-Fret keeps strings like new and sounding sharp as a pin. :-)

         
        5.0

        AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        By Mordy31

        from NY

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • every day
          • Practicing

          Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

          This is a great product! It makes the strings feel brand new each time you use this stuff, and it makes the strings sound bright and fresh as if they were just put on!!!

           
          5.0

          Great cleaner

          By Joan

          from Maine

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

              good cleaner

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GHS fast fret

              By Morgan

              from Thornton, CO

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

                  I gt three of these, one for each of my guitars. Real handy and quick to use

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Restored sound quality

                  By FlatPicker

                  from Springfield, OR

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

                    There is only one reason I bought this product: I wanted something that would clean and restore proper tone to the strings. I didn't care about making the action slicker.

                    For many years, having strings go dead was a very frustrating experience for me. I didn't know if anything could be done about it. For a long time, I was under the impression that problem was with the strings themselves and I was wondering how strings could wear out so quickly. Well, the problem wasn't with the strings wearing out at all.

                    I have a Martin HD-28 guitar (a top quality guitar, as most of you probably already know) that had a set of dead GHS strings on it. After reading this ad, I got the guitar out and applied this product to the strings.

                    After using the product, the strings sounded new again, just about like they do when you first put them on and then tune and re-tune the guitar until the strings stretch out normally. This is exactly what I was trying to achieve.

                    The only possibly negative thing I could say about the product, at this point, is that the applicator seemed to be a little bit dry.

                     
                    4.0

                    Does the job it's intended to do

                    By DDawg2

                    from Cornville, AZ

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

                      Works well at keeping strings clean and reduces finger squeak especially on nickel or Monel based strings.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Recent convert

                      By Mammoth Tusk

                      from Fargo ND

                      About Me Experienced

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                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Improves Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

                        Lots of my friends have used this over the years. I always just wiped the strings down with a polish cloth and called it good. Recently tried this as a friend just bought a new stick of fast fret and I was impressed how it made my broken strings (bordering on dead) sound brighter and lively again I see lots of comments about how it works great to fix/prevent string issues with high humidity. Wish I would have used this when I was on tour could have saved some money on strings. Comes in a small metal container with polish cloth. Great product

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