Bass Guitar FAQ

Why should I clean my bass strings?

Bass players perform many movements against the strings such as pressing, sliding, slapping, hammering, pulling off, etc etc. In performing these movements oils, skin, sweat, and other harmful debris are left behind and adhere to the strings. This debris weighs down the string thus dampening the sound and over time causes oxidation which inevitably destroy all strings. The String Cleaner quickly and easily removes these harmful deposits and in doing so, extends the life, strength, and tone of bass strings.

How does the version for Bass guitar also clean the fret board?

The microfiber covers the bottom of the device which simultaneously cleans, buffs, and maintains the frets and fret board. Click here to see our quick 2 minute video which demonstrates the fret board cleaning.

How often should I use The String Cleaner?

The string cleaner should be used after any time the instrument is played. Remember, the only thing that causes strings to "die" are the harmful deposits left behind from your fingers. Remove this debris after every time you play and your strings will last much longer!

What size Bass does The String Cleaner work on? 4 string, 5 string, 6 string?

The String Cleaner works on ALL 4 and 5 string basses. It can also accommodate some narrowly spaced 6 string models. Please email info@tonegear.com with any further questions.

How long does The String Cleaner last?

The String Cleaner will last for years as long as you maintain it. Every two months, and/or any time you change your strings you should clean the cleaner. Click here to see our quick 2 minute video which demonstrates the cleaning procedure.

Does the String Cleaner come with or require any chemicals or solutions?

No. Of course you are welcome to add any cleaning solutions to the pads, but it is not required or recommended.

Why did The String Cleaner win "Best in Show" at the NAMM(National Academy of Music Merchandisers) trade show? What makes it so special?

The String Cleaner is the only product that cleans 360 degrees of all strings at the same time while simultaneously cleaning and buffing the fret board. Further more, it requires no chemicals or solutions and is not a disposable item. The String Cleaner simply is the ultimate string cleaning tool and no other product performs even close. Click here for a quick 2 minute video presentation which demonstrates all features of The String Cleaner.

For any other questions please email info@tonegear.com