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Cleaning my Ovangkol neck

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by Ian, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. Ian

    Ian The Undecided Frog

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    Hey peeps !


    I currently own a Corvette $$ with an ovangkol neck. Since my bass has a coloured oil finish, there's no Warwick wax provided with the bass.

    My problem is that even with my hands clean, the neck becomes dirty very quick, I can almost feel the dirtyness under my left hand thumb, if you see what I mean...

    But I don't know how to clean the neck... That dirtyness is very sticky (yeah, don't laugh at this :roll: )

    Any advices ?
     
  2. boston asphalt2

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    rub bownd with a damo rag. If you reall ywant, you can go buy some wax to apply after yoou wipe it down.just dont take anything harsh to it. a damp rag is fine.
     
  3. LA_Kings_Fan

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    A mild degreaser like 'Simple Green' maybe ?
     
  4. Casey

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    0000 steel wool and linseed oil to remove the stickyness... then just use linseed oil when it starts to feel a bit sticky again.
     
  5. Grgzilla

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    Ian,get a tin of Warwick wax mate,this bass is for sale eh?
     
  6. Ian

    Ian The Undecided Frog

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    Yeah it is... Why ?
     
  7. Grgzilla

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    Just spreading the word mate. :wink:
     
  8. odominguez

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    Use some steel wool to get rid of the grease and then use Warwick Wax on it. It should feel like new and the wax whould protect from sweat and other stuff for at least a few weeks.
     
  9. Ian

    Ian The Undecided Frog

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    Thanks for the advices mates !


    I have to use very soft steel wool, right ?
     
  10. odominguez

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    Yes. As a safety tip, cover your pickups with something, steel wool has a tendency to leave some of that weird metallic dust and it can easily get stuck in your pickups because of their magnetic qualities and mess up with the sound of the bass.
     
  11. Ian

    Ian The Undecided Frog

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    I already knew this but it's always good to refresh our memories ! 8)
     
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