HELP! Honeymoon seems to be over...

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  1. eclecticsynergy

    eclecticsynergy PRS user since '87

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    I used Formby's lemon oil for decades. Still have half a bottle left in the back on a shelf somewhere.
    Yes, commercial "lemon oils" are really just mineral oil with lemon scent but they work well enough and they don't build up.

    When buying linseed oil for fretboards always be sure to get boiled linseed oil, not raw.
    Raw linseed oil dries very slowly, tends to feel sticky, and over time it can polymerize into a varnish.
    Boiled linseed oil contains penetrating & drying agents to prevent such problems.

    I only treat my rosewood fretboards at two year intervals unless one really looks dry - which is rare.
    Every three years for ebony (which has tight grain) and Brazilian rosewood (which is naturally waxy).
    More often than that is unnecessary.

    Oiling is really more a cosmetic thing than actual conditioning.

    More importantly, I don't let my guitars become dessicated.
    Actual dryness is a serious issue that's completely separate from lack of sheen.
     
  2. Draconomics

    Draconomics Celebrating 15 years of bad tone

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    I like Formbys products. I sell several varieties at my hardware store. Also, you are right, boiled linseed oil is ideal. Raw stuff is way too sticky.

    I mildly disagree, at least in the context of using linseed oil. Lemon oil stuff to me is for sure more about cleaning and making the board look nice. Boiled linseed oil does more for external moisture resistance. I've probably been using linseed oil for a decade now, and no probs. If one goops it on though...thats a sticky situation. Ebony fretboards I treat a bit differently. The grain is so tight, they dont need much maintenance.
     
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  3. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Would that not specifically be a McMilf?!;)

    Yeah there is only one true and proper way to clean that fretboard ;)



    I use a fretboard conditioner and rejuvenator from an English Guitar company that rhymes with Crimson. They are great products and I probably ha e enough to last me until they decide who gets my guitars!
     
  4. aphantomvaper

    aphantomvaper New Member

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    I like a dry guitar tone, this one it's a little too wet for my tastes.

    Or...

    Isn't this how PRS does it? I've seen the spray clean booths at the factory where they come out all shiny after the spray clean.

    :D
     
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  5. Draconomics

    Draconomics Celebrating 15 years of bad tone

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    Oh sweet lord baby Jeebus. That must be the new Corona sanitizing technique.
     
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  6. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    C'mon, you've been around long enough to know there is only one correct way to clean a PRS :p


     
  7. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Bwahahaha!
     
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  8. Draconomics

    Draconomics Celebrating 15 years of bad tone

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    Will Coors Light work?
     
  9. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Oh no, gotta be bubbly!
     
  10. Davey

    Davey Just Jammin'

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    Not going to have worry about the fretboard drying out. :p
     
  11. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    It’s all about keeping the wood hydrated!:eek:
     
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  12. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Wait, doesn’t that make it limp?
     
  13. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    He said HYDRATED not Masterb...d!
     
  14. Draconomics

    Draconomics Celebrating 15 years of bad tone

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    Well, this thread went into the Twilight Zone, didnt it?
     
  15. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Nothing worse than dried up wood, all cracked and twisted!:oops:
     
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  16. Cris_muschilensis

    Cris_muschilensis Amateur Extraordinaire

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    Hahahaha had a pretty good laugh on your comments guys. One last blasphemy question… oh before that: yesterday I had a jam with my friend that has the rehearsal space, and I’m falling in love with the sound again.
    ok, now the blasphemy: I want to try different tuners. I have sperzel and Gotoh on mind. Schallers are too heavy hence are discarded. Any word you can give me on that? I like-prefer- Sperzels for weight and operation, not sure on the measures of the guitar tho.
     
  17. Draconomics

    Draconomics Celebrating 15 years of bad tone

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    I use pretty much only Gotoh Mag Locks. I'm just a lazy [email protected]$tard who doesnt want to mess with post wrapping anymore.
     
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  18. Cris_muschilensis

    Cris_muschilensis Amateur Extraordinaire

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    necrobump!
    Spare parts finally arrived. Will change the rotary this evening, Nut will be changed on next string change. I've noticed the newer ones has nothing to do with the one installed (which seems to be just plastic,didn't noticed before :confused:) hence maybe why this girl doesn't hold tune well. Previous owner made a few changes i'm not happy with right now :mad:. Hope this will help to keep Cecile improve and make me love her more and more.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Draconomics Celebrating 15 years of bad tone

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    Im sure they will. The nut change should help quite a bit. Let us know how it all turns out!
     
  20. Cris_muschilensis

    Cris_muschilensis Amateur Extraordinaire

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    A bit of a news flash:
    -new rotary installed, so a new tone emerged. The results are that I could hear like a more “full output” on all positions and noise in the in between positions is now cancelled. The downside? Dragon 1 bridge pup must fly. This is the new blasphemy:
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    Cheers and have a great weekend
     
    #60 Cris_muschilensis, Aug 1, 2021
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