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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 ...Read More

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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 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Functional (8)
  • Good quality (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

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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4.0

Useful product.

By 

from Cumming GA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about ToneGear The String Cleaner Cleaning Tool:

      This device replaced my original (same). It works reasonably well - better than others I've tried.
      I dampen the pads with Dunlop String Cleaner/Lubricant. This enhances the effect, but be advised, over time, the cleaner will eventually cause one or both of the pads to loosen. Still usable, but pads have to be repositioned frequently. This will probably not occur if this device is used dry as instructed.

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      3.0

      Works great!

      By 

      from SoAz

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional

      Cons

      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about ToneGear The String Cleaner Cleaning Tool:

        Works good; but, very fragile being that it's cheap plastic. I've broken 2 during normal use in 2yrs.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Can Wear Down Your Frets if Not Careful

        By 

        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.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Gizzmo

            By 

            from Bellefonte, Pa.

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            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.

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            5.0

            This Item "works like Magic!"

            By 

            from Anderson, Indiana

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cleans Underneath Strings
            • Easy To Use
            • Great Invention Of Worth
            • Greatly Improves Sound
            • Removes Oils Acids

            Cons

            • No 'cons' With This Item

            Best Uses

            • Encourages Me To Play
            • Motivates One To Clean
            • Practicing
            • Strumming Improved
            • Useful Between Events

            Comments about ToneGear The String Cleaner Cleaning Tool:

            I am 'so-o-o' impressed! Once I opened the 'cleaner' and slide it west 'n' east; the product, itself, demonstrated that I had made the 'best' purchase for the nuturing of my two (2) Acoustic [six steel-string] Guitars (e.g. Gibson & First Act). I will be capable of using & re-using this 'cleaner' for a long, long time; and prolonging the nurturing of my Guitars. Thank you! Great bargain!

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            5.0

            Great Investment!

            By 

            from South Lyon, MI

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about ToneGear The String Cleaner Cleaning Tool:

              This thing is Like Pf-Flyers for my guitar strings. They last longer, sound better and look shinyer! Easily the best money I've ever spent on my guitar habit.

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              4.0

              Works as advertised

              By 

              from Austin, TX

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • No Mess

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ToneGear The String Cleaner Cleaning Tool:

                  I like it. It works as advertised. I like that it's a simple, self-contained solution. I still am not sure if I think it works quite as well as my Blitz string cleaning cloth, but I appreciate that this is faster and easier to use.

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                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  worth a try!

                  By 

                  from tn

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Bad Idea
                    • Difficult To Use
                    • Not Functional
                    • Poor Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about ToneGear The String Cleaner Cleaning Tool:

                      well the idea is its a plastic tool on a hindge so u can get full coverdge on your strings. once u get it on ur strings all u can do is pull it towards u and clean the bottom of the strings, if u push down on it ull be hitting the fret board so there for the top goes unclean, now it hasnt fallen appart and ive used it a few times, just imo i think its easy to use a rag of some sort, trust me ur money is better spent on somthing else.

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                      4.0

                      Get the Bass Version

                      By 

                      from Miami, FL

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about ToneGear The String Cleaner Cleaning Tool:

                        The only reason I wouldn't recommend this, is because the bass version of this is an overall improvement to the design, and can be used on both basses and guitars.

                        Using the string cleaner is self explanatory: you unclip the tabs and then clip them back once you've aligned the cleaning pads over/under the strings. From there you lift it up as you slide the cleaner from the bridge to the nut, and back. Clean up is easy, all you have to do is unclip the tabs to open the cleaner, rinse the pads in a drop of soap and warm water, rinse with water again, and let it dry overnight.

                        Fairly simple and easy to use, and handy in prolonging string life, but as others have pointed out, it's easy to mess up your fretboard if you don't lift the cleaner up as you slide it around the fretboard.

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                        3.0

                        not good for low action guitars

                        By 

                        from elberton ga.

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                        Pros

                        • Functional

                        Cons

                        • Difficult To Use

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about ToneGear The String Cleaner Cleaning Tool:

                          i find it a little difficult to open after application on your guitar strings. this product does not work well with a low action guitar. my 1993 s 540 ibanez has action set very low, and i feel i will do more damage to the guitar than good when using this. however, you can disassemble it, and use only one side for cleaning the top of strings only. would not buy again.

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