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Offline fob.123

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Rosewood fretboard maintenance question
« on: November 09, 2018, 01:37:09 PM »
Mga boss,first time ko mag own ng guitar with rosewood fretboard,any advice para sa maintenance,recomended products,tips? :)
« Last Edit: November 09, 2018, 02:11:38 PM by fob.123 »

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Re: Rosewood fretboard maintenance question
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2018, 03:39:48 PM »
Mga boss,first time ko mag own ng guitar with rosewood fretboard,any advice para sa maintenance,recomended products,tips? :)

mineral oil lang once in a while. ako I use lemon oil but some guys will advise against it. mas trip ko lang lemon oil so far no issues naman.
hahaha ako binibiyak ko muna yung wetpaks para makita kung may yellow thingy hahahaha

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Re: Rosewood fretboard maintenance question
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 04:55:15 PM »
lemon oil and orange oil are good wood conditioners..

keeps away from wood bugs and termites (long term advantage)
keeps fretboard water resistence (pawising kamay)
hides light scratches too
light lang sila, natural and not very harsh

stay away from silicone (read the label) → good protection, anti-static (anti-pasma for that matter) pero malagkit or maganit it holds you back from speed or fast play.
i disagree on using wd-40 because it's too hazardous to your health..
  • flammable with electrical conduction (guitar strings are connected with chassis/electrical ground)
  • poisonous if swallowed or sprayed in the eye

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Re: Rosewood fretboard maintenance question
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2018, 05:08:16 PM »
Mga boss,first time ko mag own ng guitar with rosewood fretboard,any advice para sa maintenance,recomended products,tips? :)

nothing special sa pag maintain nyan. basta punasan mo lang. yung mga fretboard oil mag lalagay ka lang pag dry na yung fretboard, once in a year lang ako mag lagay. paminsan hindi na nga eh.. (malalaman mo naman pag dry na eh)  , mayroon sa JB , audiophile , lazer , lyric.

ganun lang ka simple..

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Re: Rosewood fretboard maintenance question
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2018, 05:25:49 PM »
lemon oil and orange oil are good wood conditioners..

keeps away from wood bugs and termites (long term advantage)
keeps fretboard water resistence (pawising kamay)
hides light scratches too
light lang sila, natural and not very harsh

stay away from silicone (read the label) → good protection, anti-static (anti-pasma for that matter) pero malagkit or maganit it holds you back from speed or fast play.
i disagree on using wd-40 because it's too hazardous to your health..
  • flammable with electrical conduction (guitar strings are connected with chassis/electrical ground)
  • poisonous if swallowed or sprayed in the eye


dami nagsasabi sir emil di daw okay lemon or orange oil dahil nakaka dry daw in the long. sakin naman okay na ako sa lemon oil. ambango eh hahaha

gaya ni sir dantuts, once a year lang ako mag recondition. during the hot summer months.
hahaha ako binibiyak ko muna yung wetpaks para makita kung may yellow thingy hahahaha


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Re: Rosewood fretboard maintenance question
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2018, 07:10:13 AM »
dami nagsasabi sir emil di daw okay lemon or orange oil dahil nakaka dry daw in the long. sakin naman okay na ako sa lemon oil. ambango eh hahaha

gaya ni sir dantuts, once a year lang ako mag recondition. during the hot summer months.


i believe depende sa nabiling varieties ng lemon/lemonene/orange oil..

►►► food grade (for candy flavor, cutting board oil)





►►► aromatheraphy





►►► for skin care





►►► cleaning materials (cleaner, degreaser & deodorizer)





►►► furniture polish









kung variety siguro na nabili is yun ►► cleaners.  They may contain considerate amount of "polymer liquid detergent" & "alcohol".  Those chemicals may bring about or give rise to "dryness".  I may suggest "furniture polish"


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Re: Rosewood fretboard maintenance question
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2018, 08:08:48 PM »
I wouldn't use these oils unless I had to -- meaning there is a thick build-up of crud on the board that needs to be dissolved.

I have Formby's lemon oil that I bought nearly 15 years ago and I've only used only a small portion of the quart-sized bottle. I use it because it's here, but I wouldn't buy one today. Now, I would rather cheap out with the mineral oil you can buy from the drugstore. My current favorite, however, is Howard's Feed n' Wax which is great at both cleaning and polishing the fretboard (I'm using it on guitars with rosewood, ebony and ziricote boards). I won't recommend it outright, though. All I'm saying is that it works well for me.  :-D
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Re: Rosewood fretboard maintenance question
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2018, 12:43:08 AM »
My current favorite, however, is Howard's Feed n' Wax which is great at both cleaning and polishing the fretboard (I'm using it on guitars with rosewood, ebony and ziricote boards). I won't recommend it outright, though. All I'm saying is that it works well for me.  :-D



the important ingridient i look for an orange oil furniture polish/wood conditioner are "limonene" (lemon oil/orange oil) & "beeswax"..

with other orange oil varieties:
  • food grade → it may contain "artificial flavorings" and you may not be getting a real limonene (orange oil) nor beeswax
  • aromatheraphy → it also may contain "artificial fragrance" not a real limonene nor beeswax
  • skin care products → no beeswax as well


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Re: Rosewood fretboard maintenance question
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2018, 10:17:24 AM »
Wouldn't it be much safer and easier to just buy such oils and conditioners made by known guitar brands? If not, perhaps  those who know can name the specific brands and products to avoid. I believe this could be a big help for everyone. TIA!  :)

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Re: Rosewood fretboard maintenance question
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2018, 11:24:48 AM »
Parker and Bailey Lemon Oil User here. use it for the fret board ad the sides of my guitar hahaha
hahaha ako binibiyak ko muna yung wetpaks para makita kung may yellow thingy hahahaha

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Re: Rosewood fretboard maintenance question
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2018, 12:04:00 PM »
I used to condition my rosewood fretboards wiht mineral oil.. ok naman siya, yun nga lang it doesnt have any scent, so i tried parker & baileys lemon oil. Mas prefer ko cya coz of the smell hehe.. just make sure to not apply too much na mag drip na sa sides ng fretboard yung lemon oil...

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Re: Rosewood fretboard maintenance question
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2018, 12:33:20 PM »
Wouldn't it be much safer and easier to just buy such oils and conditioners made by known guitar brands? If not, perhaps  those who know can name the specific brands and products to avoid. I believe this could be a big help for everyone. TIA!  :)
Not really. Personally, I think the plain food-grade mineral oil you get from your nearest Mercury Drug branch is not just the cheapest and most convenient to buy, but also the safest among everything that's been posted about here. Definitely, I wouldn't panic if I suddenly saw my four year old boy drinking it. Can't say the same about all these lemon and orange oils.

That said, if buying that small bottle of D'Addario lemon oil or GHS Fast Fret gives people peace of mind, there's nothing necessarily wrong with spending the extra money either (even though the price difference is often ridiculous).
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Re: Rosewood fretboard maintenance question
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2018, 04:40:08 PM »
I used to condition my rosewood fretboards wiht mineral oil.. ok naman siya, yun nga lang it doesnt have any scent, so i tried parker & baileys lemon oil. Mas prefer ko cya coz of the smell hehe.. just make sure to not apply too much na mag drip na sa sides ng fretboard yung lemon oil...

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same same hahahhaa ang bango bango kasi HAHAHAHA

Not really. Personally, I think the plain food-grade mineral oil you get from your nearest Mercury Drug branch is not just the cheapest and most convenient to buy, but also the safest among everything that's been posted about here. Definitely, I wouldn't panic if I suddenly saw my four year old boy drinking it. Can't say the same about all these lemon and orange oils.

That said, if buying that small bottle of D'Addario lemon oil or GHS Fast Fret gives people peace of mind, there's nothing necessarily wrong with spending the extra money either (even though the price difference is often ridiculous).

true. a small 100 ml bottle of daddario lemon oil retail for 300. the large bottle of parker and baileys retails for 230.
no brainer. hahahaha
hahaha ako binibiyak ko muna yung wetpaks para makita kung may yellow thingy hahahaha

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Re: Rosewood fretboard maintenance question
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2018, 09:01:06 PM »
I use lighter fluid. Cheap but does the job. Even cleans out sticky surfaces after removing stickers! Highly recommended.


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Re: Rosewood fretboard maintenance question
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2018, 05:24:09 PM »
Thanks, Al and Ralph! Once maubos yung D' Andrea Lemon Oil, Dunlop Prep and Cleanser, and Dunlop Conditioner ko, I will try those you have suggested. But maybe years from now pa since they last really long even though they come in small bottles. The D' Andrea (from Lazer) I bought around 2008 and currently used once a year on 3 Rosewood fingerboard guitars. :-D

Btw, don't these things expire? No indication on the bottles.

@Ralph - where do you get the Parker and Bailey's? Ace?

TIA
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Re: Rosewood fretboard maintenance question
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2018, 07:44:05 AM »
Lemon oil + steel wool 0000 (finest grade). It cleanse easily and doesn't scratch the wood.
Yan gamit ko sa strat with jumbo frets. I find it a lil bit more difficult cleaning those jumbo frets than the normal ones.


I use lighter fluid. Cheap but does the job. Even cleans out sticky surfaces after removing stickers! Highly recommended.


sakto sana to sa bullet squier ko dati na nawawala sa tono. I just need to add some fire after applying it.

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Re: Rosewood fretboard maintenance question
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2018, 12:56:29 PM »
lemon oil
I'd rather be sharp than flat.

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« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 10:56:08 AM »
Thanks, Al and Ralph! Once maubos yung D' Andrea Lemon Oil, Dunlop Prep and Cleanser, and Dunlop Conditioner ko, I will try those you have suggested. But maybe years from now pa since they last really long even though they come in small bottles. The D' Andrea (from Lazer) I bought around 2008 and currently used once a year on 3 Rosewood fingerboard guitars. :-D

Btw, don't these things expire? No indication on the bottles.

@Ralph - where do you get the Parker and Bailey's? Ace?

TIA

ace or truevalue brother. minsan nauubos sa ace, pero sa truevalue always meron :D

I use lighter fluid. Cheap but does the job. Even cleans out sticky surfaces after removing stickers! Highly recommended.



don't think this would be a good fretboard conditioner considering its a cleaner. trad lightly baka mas mapabilis ang pagdry out ng wood with the lighter fluid :)

hahaha ako binibiyak ko muna yung wetpaks para makita kung may yellow thingy hahahaha

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« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 11:02:51 AM »
ace or truevalue brother. minsan nauubos sa ace, pero sa truevalue always meron :D

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