General Care & Cleaning
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It's safe to say that for just about anything you use on a daily basis, proper maintenance is the key to a long and rewarding service life. When it comes to instruments and musical gear, that goes double! These are finely-crafted tools we're using to make, play and record music, and getting the best results depends on keeping them in good shape - which is just what this lineup of general care and cleaning supplies aims to do. Whether you're a casual musician who only plays on the weekends or a gigging pro taking the stage every night of the week, you've got every reason to take good care of your gear... and this is a great place to get started.
One of the top-rated products you'll find in this section is Gorilla Snot. No, not real gorilla snot, but the name sure got your attention, didn't it? This stuff is a lifesaver for holding on to sticks and picks, making it a must-have for any drummer or guitarist. Speaking of guitars, how about restoring that faded-looking fretboard? Gerlitz Guitar Honey Fretboard Treatment has you covered. Having trouble with your switches, plugs or the contacts in your effects pedals? You can clean up performance-sapping corrosion with CAIG DeoxIT Liquid to make them perform like new. Sometimes with cleaning supplies, just like with hardware, it's all about having the right tool for the job.
When the job is taking care of pro audio equipment and other musical electronics, there are a few other products here that would definitely make good investments. For example, the Microphome Microphone Foam Sanitizer Bottle is practically a must for vocalists, especially those who like to work the mic up close and personal. It's also available in the Microphome Microphone Cleaning Kit, which includes everything you need to get the most out of it. If you're finding the dials and faders on your favorite mixer are starting to get a little gummy, check out CAIG DeoxIT FaderLube to get them back in shape. And if you've just got some dust to blast away, take a look at the American Recorder Technologies CO-2 Replacement Cylinders 6 Pack to refill your CO-2 duster.
General care and cleaning may not seem all that important at first glance, but the truth is that it can be the difference between instruments and gear lasting ten years or thirty. If at all possible, you should try to keep on top of things with regular maintenance to prevent issues from cropping up in the first place, which can start here - but if you do have something starting to stick or act up, this can also be the right spot to find the solution. And, of course, it doesn't even have to be about performance: sometimes it's just a matter of keeping your gear in showroom condition so you can admire it!