The String Cleaner

The Ultimate String and Fret Cleaning Tool by ToneGear

NAAM University - Best in Show

How does The String Cleaner extend the strength and tone of your guitar strings?

How does the version for Bass Guitar clean the fret board?

When should The String Cleaner be used?

Any other benefits?

What makes The String Cleaner's design so special?

Does The String Cleaner work on all kinds of guitars?

How long will my String Cleaner last?

Does it matter if I use The String Cleaner with new or used strings?

When using with new strings, when should I clean my pads?

What inspired The String Cleaner?

How does The String Cleaner compare to other guitar string cleaning products?

How does The String Cleaner extend the strength and tone of your guitar strings?

The String Cleaner does this by removing all the nasty oils, dead skin, and junk your fingers deposit onto your strings while you are playing. We all know as guitar players we do lots of movements, sliding, bending, and pulling off with and against the strings, and in doing that, these deposits are left, or in many cases, scraped off your fingers, which then attach themselves to the guitar strings. These deposits cause the oxidation and rust that inevitably destroy your guitar strings. The String Cleaner removes these harmful deposits.

How does the version for Bass Guitar clean the fret board?

The Microfiber has been extended from it's original design to cover the bottom portion of the device. When The String Cleaner for Bass Guitar runs along the length of the strings, the bottom portion simultaneously runs along the length of the fret board and the added microfiber cleans and maintains the integrity of the fret board.

When should The String Cleaner be used?

I suggest that The String Cleaner be used after every use of your guitar. Before you put it away, or put it on your stand, take 15 seconds and run The String Cleaner on your guitar strings. You will find that with this recommended use, The String Cleaner will extend the strength and tone of your guitar strings by AT LEAST 3 times more than an untreated set of strings.

Any other benefits?

The benefits of The String Cleaner stretch well beyond the extension of tone and strength of your guitar strings. It actually saves you time and money which gives you more time and recourses for your music. Think about it. Increasing the life of your guitar strings, decreases the amount of time you need to change them, which means money saved from purchasing new guitar strings, and time saved from changing them. Win, win.

What makes The String Cleaner's design so special?

1. The Micro Fiber

The micro fiber was carefully selected for its specific ability to remove and absorb the previously mentioned harmful oils and dirt left from your fingers. If you look closely, the micro fiber is made up of thousands and thousands of tiny loops of semi-coated fiber or cloth. When The String Cleaner is in the closed position around the guitar strings, the loops engulf and really wrap around the strings.

Now, with the fibers tightly held around all sides of the guitar strings the semi-coated loops then serve 2 very important functions at the same time:

1. The semi-coated fibers act as a sort of scraper or “tough side of the sponge” against the guitar string to really free up all the harmful debris.

2. The semi-coated fibers also have a soft, porous and absorbing quality that collects and holds the debris so there is nothing left on the guitar strings.

Each of the thousands of loops hold both the rough cleaning and the debris absorption ability. To further understand or appreciate, think of the loops as having both the tough and absorbing sides of a sponge.

2. Pressure cleaning of the bottom strings

The next feature is the specifically designed thickness of the bottom half of The String Cleaner to provide “pressure cleaning” along the bottom of the guitar strings. This pressure pushes the micro fiber against the bottom of the guitar strings all along the fret board, where 90% of the debris collects from your fingers and is deposited onto the strings. It is important to additionally note that this pressure will cause no damage of any kind to the fret board.

3. Fret Ramps

Both edges of the bottom piece of The String Cleaner are beveled allowing it to glide cleanly and safely along the fret board and to fit into the tough hard-to-reach places at the top of the neck.

4. Cleanable micro fiber pads for long-term use

The String Cleaner pads are cleanable. Cleaning them is very simple:

Simply run them under warm water with a little bit of liquid dishwashing soap, any brand, and simply massage the dirt out with your fingers like so.

The only VERY important step to remember is to make sure you let the device FULLY dry before using it again. If The String Cleaner is not fully dried you run a risk of damaging the micro fiber. Simply feel it and you will be able to tell if it has dried.

5. Version for Bass Guitar Also Cleans the Fret Board!

The Microfiber has been extended from it's original design to cover the bottom portion of the device. When The String Cleaner for Bass Guitar runs along the length of the strings, the bottom portion simultaneously runs along the length of the fret board and the added microfiber cleans and maintains the integrity of the fret board.

Does The String Cleaner work on all kinds of guitars?

The String Cleaner does work on all sizes and brands of Electric, Acoustic and Nylon String Guitars with either 6, 7, or 12 strings, in any gauge. It can also be used on most any other fretted 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 stringed instruments found throughout the world. The String Cleaner for Bass Guitar works on all sizes and brands of 4 and 5 string, Electric or Acoustic, fretted or fretless basses.

How long will my String Cleaner last?

Each of us treats our things differently, but if you use The String Cleaner with all my recommended usages it should last quite a long time. In fact, I have been using the same one for 6 months and it is still going strong.

Does it matter if I use The String Cleaner with new or used guitar strings?

Yes, it does. A new String Cleaner should be used with a new set of guitar strings. You will find that using your new String Cleaner with a new set of strings will allow the best performance and the longest life and tone possible for your new strings. Yes, of course The String Cleaner can be used to revitalize old or very damaged guitar strings, although if used for that reason, I highly suggest that it be cleaned after such use.

When using with new strings, when should I clean my pads?

The String Cleaner pads can be cleaned as desired, but should only need to be cleaned anytime you decide to change your guitar strings. Remember, with a new set of strings you should use a new String Cleaner, or in this case, a cleaned one.

What inspired The String Cleaner?

About 12 years ago, while being disgusted with cleaning my strings with alcohol, rags, and my fingernails, I came up with the idea for The String Cleaner. My first prototype was rather hilarious and certainly rather archaic. I then spent many years and a considerable amount of money designing and redesigning, prototyping and re-prototyping, patenting and re-patenting about 15 different versions to finally arrive at The String Cleaner you see before you. This device is hands down the best string-cleaning tool available on the market today, and in my opinion, the only one.

How does The String Cleaner compare to other guitar string cleaning products?

Other devices, systems, solutions, or home remedies simply cannot compete in anyway with how The String Cleaner functions, cleans, and how it extends the strength and tone of your guitar strings.

For additional questions, please email us at dave@thestringcleaner.com.