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Need help how to clean maple wood

Discussion in 'Maddrakkett's Caffe' started by otto07, Jan 1, 2009.

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  1. otto07

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    I need some help, I got a Streamer 1990 and I has some areas that the wood is darker because the dirt, does anyone can give tips on how to clean this bass? also it has golden hardwear, what should i used to clean them without faing the color?
     
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    Any guitar polish will do the trick Otto.
     
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    so with just the guitar cleaner and a rag that's it? what kind do you recomend
     
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    I'm not really very familiar with any particular brand mate,I think Dunlop make a cleaner for satin &/or nitro-cellulose finishes.Ask at your local guitar store what they reccomend to clean & polish a high polish satin finish with & you should be sweet.
    Dont expect it to fully clean it back to what it was like when it was brand new.Maple tends to fade as it ages & sometimes becomes a bit creamier in tone.I think this sort of aging looks great compared to the brightness of a new instrument.
    Good luck Otto & congrats on the new SS1.They're an awesome bass.
     
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    Greg let me see if got this right, the maple have a satin finish?, so if this is true then no wax is requiered correct?
     
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    It doesn't need wax. I waxed it and it took a lot of time to get it all off, and I finally realized it's a satin finish. just keep it wiped with a shammy cloth or something similar.

    Some spots on the body are darker simply because of age. It's a cool bass,
    I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

    I can't get on with the wide neck, but it's a great bass.

    I also really think the bass sounds better in passive mode. More natural sounding.
     
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    That is good that it doesn't need wax. Do you used any guitar cleaner? and if you do what kind. I should be getting the bass tomorrow.
     
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    I've been using Alembic guitar cleaner for the last 12 years. A little goes a long way. I'm still on my original bottle. Good stuff!
     
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    Wow how big is that bottle??
     
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    were did you get that oil?, the only store that I have close to me is Guitar center, and about 1hr & 20 min I have Bass Emporium in austing TX. but that is a long drive just to get that oil.
     
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