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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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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 149 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (115)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (26)
  • Functional (21)
  • Good quality (21)
  • Improves sound (11)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Practicing (16)
  • Concerts (9)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (23), Professional musician (6), 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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3.0

Spreads rust

By WolfmanAndy

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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    5.0

    Works well!

    By Melodious

    from Milwaukee, WI

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

        I've been playing for 20 years and finally tried fret fast for the first time after having issues with 80/20 strings lasting. I just apply a bit and wipe down the strings after I am done playing and my strings last quite a bit longer.

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        3.0

        Not very impressive

        By marconelli

        from Eastsound, WA

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        Pros

        • Not Likely To Do Any Harm
        • Relatively Easy To Apply

        Cons

        • Doesn't Have Much Effect
        • Seems Likely To Dry Out

        Best Uses

          Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

          Perhaps I expected more from this than I should have (I really love GHS banjo strings!). But I didn't detect any improvement in the performance or feel of my strings or fret board after applying this product. I suppose I'll keep using it just to give it a longer trial, but I'm guessing that the tube I bought won't last very long -- it looks like it's going to dry out before it's all used up.

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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 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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                          (6 of 6 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).

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