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Old 2006-09-06, 00:06
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Well, wood dries out over time. You typically dont have to worry so much with woods like rosewood or cocobolo because they are already pretty oily woods and get any necessary oils from your hands when you play. But my six string has an ebony fretboard, which is super dense and if it dries out, it cracks. And cracks are not fun to fix. Old English lemon oil, or any other lemon oil for that matter is great for using on fretboards. It conditions the wood, makes it look healthier, and cleans it up real nice. Just be careful, if your lemon oil contains petroleum distillates, it can harm the solid finish on a body.
"So often our hands get caught up in ruts of muscle memory. 'Muscle memory' is an accurate term. We get used to doing certain things, without even being aware of them. This ultimately not only shapes and therefore limits our technique, it also shapes what we compose, what we write. We end up thinking still unknowingly trapped in that box." -Adam Nitti

Originally Posted by the_bleeding
buy a stick of graphite (art stores) and rub it into your nut
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