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ToneGear The String Cleaner Cleaning Tool 

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The String Cleaner from ToneGear features cleanable microfiber pads that work on all sizes and brands of electric and acoustic guitars with 6, 7, or ...Click To Read More About This Product

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The only string cleaner you'll need!

The String Cleaner from ToneGear features cleanable microfiber pads that work on all sizes and brands of electric and acoustic guitars with 6, 7, or 12 strings, in any gauge. The cleaning tool can also be used on most any other 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-stringed instruments found throughout the world.

FEATURES
  • Extends the life and preserves the tone of guitar strings
  • Provides unprecedented 360 degrees of string cleaning
  • Works on all guitars
  • No cleaning solution necessary
  • Cleanable microfiber pads for long-lasting, low maintenance use
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ToneGearThe String Cleaner Cleaning Tool
 
3.8

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Functional (8)
  • Good quality (5)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can Wear Down Your Frets if Not Careful

If you have low action guitars proceed with caution. As you slide towards the nut the hard plastic underside of this product rubs on your frets especially the first three frets near the nut....Read complete review

If you have low action guitars proceed with caution. As you slide towards the nut the hard plastic underside of this product rubs on your frets especially the first three frets near the nut. You can lift the device up as you slide to the nut but then the plastic bends and the top part of the strings do not get cleaned. You can remedy this by doing another swipe over the top of the strings with only one side of the device...so it becomes a 2 step process. On one of my guitars I always seem to get my high e-string popped out of the nut when I use this product no matter how carefully I proceed. I'm a little concerned about the wear on the nut groove for the high e-string because of this. The main benefit is it is very easy and quick to use which means you'll use it even if you are tired and just want to pack up and go home after a gig. Since I have to really guide the product near the nut I'm considering going back to a cloth which will not wear on the frets like the plastic on this device although I have not done this yet. I guess I'm still undecided or just lazy.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I expected better

I wouldn't recommend this product because of the low quality. My next purchase will be a certain cloth that's used to clean brass instruments. Dan Erlewine recommends that for cleaning strings.
I...Read complete review

I wouldn't recommend this product because of the low quality. My next purchase will be a certain cloth that's used to clean brass instruments. Dan Erlewine recommends that for cleaning strings.
I bought The String Cleaning Tool because a friend recommended it. The first thing that I noticed is that it is made out of plastic. The microfiber cloth on the inside that clamps down on the strings was also cheaper quality than what I expected. After I clamped it down on the strings of my acoustic, I slid it down the neck from the soundhole towards the nut and it worked fine until the 5th fret. At that point, the plastic side started to scrape against my frets. That's the area where the strings need the most cleaning, but this tool couldn't clean very effectively there. A thinner design for this tool would be ideal.
Low quality materials were used to make this tool.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Can Wear Down Your Frets if Not Careful

By BG

from California

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about ToneGear The String Cleaner Cleaning Tool:

      If you have low action guitars proceed with caution. As you slide towards the nut the hard plastic underside of this product rubs on your frets especially the first three frets near the nut. You can lift the device up as you slide to the nut but then the plastic bends and the top part of the strings do not get cleaned. You can remedy this by doing another swipe over the top of the strings with only one side of the device...so it becomes a 2 step process. On one of my guitars I always seem to get my high e-string popped out of the nut when I use this product no matter how carefully I proceed. I'm a little concerned about the wear on the nut groove for the high e-string because of this. The main benefit is it is very easy and quick to use which means you'll use it even if you are tired and just want to pack up and go home after a gig. Since I have to really guide the product near the nut I'm considering going back to a cloth which will not wear on the frets like the plastic on this device although I have not done this yet. I guess I'm still undecided or just lazy.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Gizzmo

      By Old Bass Wizzard

      from Bellefonte, Pa.

      About Me Experienced

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • String Cleaning

      Comments about ToneGear The String Cleaner Cleaning Tool:

      Everyone who plays a stinged instrument should have one. The best string cleaner ever!! I have several and keep one in my bass cases, and practice area. After playing just snap shut over the strings and slide back and forth a couple of times.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The String Cleaner

      By Z

      from FL

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      Comments about ToneGear The String Cleaner Cleaning Tool:

      I have used one of these on my sitar for some time. This device has a design flaw which has been addressed in a few other reviews: Namely that it can damage some guitars. I've found a perfect workaround. Ready? Here it is: Lift up on the handle instead of pressing down with it. Wasn't that easy?Now, the review. I use this after I use Fast-Fret and it does two great things in this capacity: gets rid of the excess Fast-Fret oil and lets you leave that silly cloth in the container instead of shedding all over your guitar. This microfiber material is great and leaves nothing behind. It also lasts far, far longer than any Fast-Fret or String Ease, although it won't do for you what those do re: making the strings play faster. Recommend.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Satisfied Customer!

      By Robbie B. Good

      from Nashville

      Comments about ToneGear The String Cleaner Cleaning Tool:

      I purchased the string cleaner about a week ago and got it in the mail the other day. I used it on the set of strings that were already on my guitar and immediately noticed a difference. The entire string including underneath where the dirt and grime accumulate the most was whiped clean. Not only were the strings cleaner, but they sounded new again. I am going to use this product for a long time. 5 stars!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      well worth the money

      By jimmylogan

      from Tennessee

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      Comments about ToneGear The String Cleaner Cleaning Tool:

      I keep one of these in my case and use it just after playing each jam or gig. It has increased the life of the strings more that I would have dreamed, just make sure you use it while the finger oils, etc. are still fresh. Also, keep it fresh by cleaning it per the instructions when you do change strings.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      So far...

      By Patrick James McKenna

      from St.Marys, GA

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      Comments about ToneGear The String Cleaner Cleaning Tool:

      Primarily, I'm a bassist, but I also play guitar. Before buying any musical instruments or accessories on line, I often check out the product reviews. After doing a little bit of research, I decided to invest in the Tone Gear The String Cleaning Tool, mainly for my guitars.For the price of this product, I didn't expect an item that would revolutionize the world of guitar players.I did get a cheap gadget that seems to do what it is designed to: extend the life of guitar strings by cleaning them.Those who purchase this handy little gadget would do well by reading the review ("The String Cleaner") that was posted by Anonymous Musician and follow the advice.If Fender Bender (who wrote the review "Wasn't Impressed") would wash his or her hands more often (between every set played at gigs) and keep his guitar out of the reach of those with dirty hands, maybe there would not be any need for frequent changes of strings.So far, this item exceeds my expectations and I'm impressed.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      I expected better

      By Ezra Dordal

      from Minnesota

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      Comments about ToneGear The String Cleaner Cleaning Tool:

      I wouldn't recommend this product because of the low quality. My next purchase will be a certain cloth that's used to clean brass instruments. Dan Erlewine recommends that for cleaning strings.
      I bought The String Cleaning Tool because a friend recommended it. The first thing that I noticed is that it is made out of plastic. The microfiber cloth on the inside that clamps down on the strings was also cheaper quality than what I expected. After I clamped it down on the strings of my acoustic, I slid it down the neck from the soundhole towards the nut and it worked fine until the 5th fret. At that point, the plastic side started to scrape against my frets. That's the area where the strings need the most cleaning, but this tool couldn't clean very effectively there. A thinner design for this tool would be ideal.
      Low quality materials were used to make this tool.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Good Idea

      By MDGuitar

      from Breckenridge, CO

      Comments about ToneGear The String Cleaner Cleaning Tool:

      The "ToneGear The String Cleaner Cleaning Tool" does work. Worth about half of the price. It is two pieces of plastic with a micro fiber glued to it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Worth it for sure.

      By Laurence Anderson

      from Seattle

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      Comments about ToneGear The String Cleaner Cleaning Tool:

      Overall, I'd really recommend it, especially if you have a tendency to cover your guitar in what looks like alien biofilm like some people I know.
      It cleans the tops of the strings which any cloth can do, but it gets underneath the strings where the gunk has more of a tendency to build up and get on the fretboard. Normally that stuff's a pain to get to.
      It's cheaply made, which is no surprise since it's ten bucks. Just be careful with it (make sure the cloth doesn't snag on the strings when inserting it, etc.) and it'll last plenty long.
      When I use it every once in a while, the string regain some of their brightness. I'd say that's an indicator that the strings are going to last longer with this.

       
      5.0

      Keep 'em clean

      By mv

      from Moore, OK

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about ToneGear The String Cleaner Cleaning Tool:

          Always good idea to wipe off string after use and can spray a little string cleaner on when using. Makes string sound better longer.

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