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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 183 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (141)

  • 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 (54)
  • Functional (44)
  • Good quality (42)
  • Improves sound (29)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Practicing (35)
  • Concerts (24)
  • Back-up (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (46), 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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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Fast Frets dried out?

By HDS

from Memphis

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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).

(6 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

String destroyer

By Darrin Chamney

from the hood

Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

My poor fretboard, thats the part that bothers me I can change the strings, but now this stuff is in the grain of the rosewood, ebony, pao ferro or what have you, I guess it might not get through the laminated mahogony but you never know...
I have used this product on more than one guitar. My last mistake was putting it on brand new strings. Ill admit the product is easy to use. As far as using it wrong...uhhh its pretty straight forward.
Fastfret builds up or oxidizes on steel guitar strings faster than anything I have ever seen. I dont even want to think about the buildup on my fretboard. What bothers me most is the fact the product builds up on the strings of my electric guitar while the guitar is in its case. I put strings on tuned up fastfretted, jammed, fastfretted, wiped of the greasygoo and put my guitar away. Then I realized the culprit of my string demise. And I thought I forgot to wash my hands or something... Seriously the fastyness turns to rust or whatever overnight, or a disgusting buildup over a matter of a week or more.
Try my test. this stuff creates more work than help. Just put on some brand new strings, and follow the directions, make sure to wipe of the excess, and store your guitar in its case. If possible dont play your guitar for like two or three days, play a different one. Now go open your case for a yucky suprise.
After using the product on more than one guitar, I do not like the feel of the product, immeadiately after applying, then it just gets worse. Also the wiping rag comes apart like toilet paper, small dingleberries remain on the strings and anywhere I wipe the rag. Then the buildup/oxidation begins.
In my opinion you are better of putting your guitar away, full of sweat.
Same as above I do not value the product due to the rapid deterioration of the condition of the guitar strings.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best money I've ever spent

By Xtremehardy388

from Kalamazoo, Mi

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Pros

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

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Strings Last Longer & Sound Better!

By Scott Pic

from WI.

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • A Time Tested Product Tha
  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • No Dangerous Aerosols
  • Not Messy
  • Simple to use
  • Time Tested Product

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Before Practice
  • Right After Playing

Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

I have used this product since it was first introduced many years ago. It has always been my one and only string cleaner & keeper.

With regular use, it can help your strings last longer.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product

By mtrettin

from California

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Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

This is the best string cleaner/lubrication product I have ever used. It includes the applicator and a cloth to wipe off the excess oil which both fit in a convienient small plastic tube that can easily fit in a guitar case. It makes your strings last longer by keeping them clean, and also helps to make your strings feel more smooth/slick which makes it easier for me to play. Not only does this product do everything that it claims, but it also lasts a LONG time. I have had the same one that I use 2-4 times a week for over 3 years now! I have to admit it is now finally sort of running out of oil, but holy crap 3 years worth of quality string cleaning/lubrication for six bucks? If that's not a deal then I don't know what is. Anyone who gave this product a negative review is obviously not using it correctly or doesn't like having clean strings/fretboard. Don't hesitate if you are on the fence about buying, this stuff works great and lasts a long time.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Invaluable!!!

By Carson Smith

from Illinois

Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

This was recommended to me by a owner of a local guitar store, and I was super impressed! This product will extend the life and any strings you use by at least 5 times longer than anything else you use!...its makes even dull strings come back to life! I will be a life long user from now on!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Protects strings and fingers

By Brazil Bill

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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

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

    By Scott

    from Maine

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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..

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      fast fret

      By RW

      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.

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        guitar player for 8 years

        By SchrammSlam

        from Munising Michigan

        Pros

          Cons

          • Makes Gibson Sticky
          • Not Functional

          Best Uses

            Comments about GHS Fast-Fret String Cleaner:

            This fast fret string cleaner works great with my Ibanez, but when i put it on my gibson les Paul it makes it very sticky and difficult to to move around on the neck. I have to wait a couple hours for it to wear off so i can play it again.

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