Amazon Reviews: It is so easy to use, highly efficient, and it cleans the strings
"I have used the device for a month now and have to say that I am truly amazed by how well it works. Having almost destroyed my neck with other products, I was forced to clean my strings with a cloth or my fingernails, which is nasty. I have been waiting for something like this for a loooong time. It is so easy to use, highly efficient, and it cleans the strings underneath! I also like the fact that you can just clean the microfiber cloth every month or so and then it is brand new again(although, you should really let it dry properly before using it again!). I guess you can probably get around 6 - 8 months out of this little device, which of course saves some good time and money. I think this product will become a must have for all serious guitar players. At least it is for me. Way cool!" - J.Schneider"shredder"
This thing works great for me. I like how it's chemical free, and I've been washing it off regularly and using the same one for a year now...The bass version works just as well, and has another pad on the bottom that cleans the fretboard. This is a really good option for anyone leery of getting all sorts of chemicals near their instrument. - A Kid's Review
I always used a microfibre cloth to work on the string cleaning. The underside of the strings were always were neglected and thats where the corrosion starts. The ToneGear string cleaner is handy and seamlessly does the job... Overall-a must have for players of steel stringed instruments. - Vinod K Ethirajan (Highlands Ranch, CO)
First of all as a former touring guitarist and a guitar tech junkie, I have a toolbox with every tool you can imagine. I have to say this string cleaner is a must have! I say this because in the long run, it will save you money on strings, save you time with changes, and will keep your strings sounding alive. Most guitarists don't realize just what they are doing to their strings when they play. You are leaving behind a world of sweat, dead skin, and all kinds of nasty elements. The oils/fluids you leave behind can be very acidic and contain plenty of things that will build up and corrode your strings. I've seen people who change strings every week because the strings keep going dead. I've seen mold and and all kinds of garbage build up on strings so bad I thought a sloth may be living on it. This little tool will prevent that. I have a routine with mine. Before I play, I run the cleaner over the strings a few times. Whenever I'm done playing I make sure to spray a string cleaner fluid onto the pad and run it over the strings again until I feel they are completely clean. You will not believe the extension of your string life or the quality of sound you will get following these cleaning practices...This is a great, cheap, handy little product that all guitarists should keep in their pockets. - Matti_Ice "xxMatti*Icexx"
It works. Plain and simple. I have a set of Thomastiks on my main guitar, the Jazz 13s with the gold tone unwound 13 and 17, and after a month they're still gold - no tarnish yet. This little tool is well worth the money. If the electric bass version is available, I would strongly encourage bassists to pick it up - you'll stretch out your string life and save cash.
- Martin S. Power (Chittenden County Vermont)
The string cleaner is a great product. It does a thorough job in a few seconds and it is very easy to use. I have tried just about every other device on the market and nothing comes close to the ease of use and the results of this little device... A set of bass strings is $35-$50 and anything that will extend the life and sound will save me money. I highly recommend the string cleaner! - G. Miller (Houston, TX)
cleaning the top art of the strings is no problem. It's the underside that gathers all the grime. The first thing you'd see when you look at the guitar is the top part right? don't forget that all stuff you can't see that get's pushed underneath is weighing down on your tone the most. I recommend using this with some type of a string oil to help break up anything that might be gathering. even the unseen can change your tone before you would see it was there. - Cory M. Salles
I bought The String Cleaner about 2 weeks ago and have been using it after every time I play ever since. It is the first string cleaner product I have ever seen or used that gets 360 degrees of all six strings at the same time. I really notice the difference in how long my strings maintain their "like new" sound. I love that it uses no chemicals and is safe on my fretboard. Very cool product! 5 Stars! - Mr. Sweet Licks
Simply the easiest, no hassle, no mess, way to clean your strings. I have used on all my guitars. It even fits my acoustic 12 string! - J. Greenwood (Mpls, MN USA)
Update: 1 year later and the string cleaner is going strong. Wash up in soap and water and let dry. I bought a 2nd one! - J. Greenwood (Mpls, MN USA)