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Fingerboard lube

What lubricant would be unharmful to the fingerboard of I1? Tips on using/cleaning also requested!


I use coconut oil for the lubricant, and finger sweat for cleaning…

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Has anyone tried using lubricant on the buttons for strumming? Alternating down and upstrokes are pretty easy with the side of the thumb, but cause massive friction. I kept developing large callouses and then playing them back off. Haven't found thumb protectors that work well yet.

We've had success using mineral oil from a lint-free cloth to help keep it from drying out. 

I had this same question. I used to make string lubricant for my fretless bass.
Coconut does sound like a great choice actually. Macadamia as a 2nd choice perhaps. You can find coconut at hair salon suppliers.

I might want to wrap the A1 in saran wrap first though until I can research what oils might decay the rubber.

IF there is an update to instrument 1 it would be great to have "strings" with less friction to make slide useful...

Thanks, Nick. I'll keep that in mind.

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