Jan 8 2010

Tip of the Week: The String Cleaner

by Josh

John is a new addition to TheGuitarZero team. He has been playing guitar since he was a little kid, and has spent most of his adult life chasing tone and knowing all there is to know about guitar gear.


Here is a simple tip that will save you time and money.

A great way to save on string wear is to get a clean cloth and wipe down your strings before and after you play.  When you play the oils in your fingers get deposited on the surface of the string.  That can lead to corrosion or even rust leading to bad strings.  Dirty strings are unhappy strings.  So by wiping down your strings before and after each time you play you will save time by not having to change the strings and money by not having to buy them.  A good product is called The String Cleaner.  Its specifically designed with hook shaped microfiber to eliminate virtually all junk from your strings.

The fact that it works better than anything else out there combined with its small, flexible, easy to use design means that it will be money well spent: you will make that back in no time with the strings you don’t need to buy.


Oct 2 2009

Guitar Tip of the Week: Bread Clip Strap Lock

by John

John is a new addition to TheGuitarZero team. He has been playing guitar since he was a little kid, and has spent most of his adult life chasing tone and knowing all there is to know about guitar gear.


Annoyed by your strap slipping off of your guitar and you dont want to pay for those strap-locks that cost so much and look so out of place on your strap?  Go to your kitchen and find a loaf of bread or some hot dog/hamburger buns and grab the clip that secures the bag.

Now take that bread clip and slide it right where you would put a strap lock and voila!  No more guitars slipping off of the strap.  The best part is that its free!!!

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