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Freak accident - cooking oil on fingers. Playing is 10 times easier. Strings?

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by Danishboy, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. Danishboy

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    I have had a hard time sliding with powerchords. My fingers would get stuck to the strings.
    I was in my kitchen earlier today, and spilled some rapeseed oil on my fretting hands.
    Wiped my hands down, played the same chords and now it was MUCH easier. Fingers not sticking to the strings. It's a brand new set of Earnie Ball Super Slinkies.

    Can you get strings that are equally easy to play, as my new and improved Earnie Ball Rapeseed Oil Strings?

    I need to patent that ****
     
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  2. jimbo735

    jimbo735 Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 19, 2011
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    Eating fried chicken is good!
     
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  3. schmee

    schmee Friend of Leo's

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    Santana=WD40
     
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  4. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

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    Flatwounds.
     
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  5. Danishboy

    Danishboy Tele-Meister

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    Can you tell me a bit about the difference in feel?
     
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  7. Danishboy

    Danishboy Tele-Meister

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    Fast Fret would be kinnda the same?
     
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  8. radiocaster

    radiocaster Friend of Leo's

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    Margarine? Plays like butter.
     
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  9. Danishboy

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    Margarine Blues
     
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  10. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

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    Well, they feel a little flatter.:lol: They don't have all that finger noise when doing finger slides or just moving up and down the neck, but they're not as bright sounding as the round wound strings. Some find them to be a bit dull sounding.
    They do cost more.
     
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  11. Pointmonger

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    I Can't Believe I'm Playing Like Butter.
     
  12. Sollipsist

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    I oiled up my guitar, and now I can't catch it. It's currently hiding under a table, waiting for me to open the door so that it can make a break for sweet freedom.

    I can't even wait for the oil to dry, because that will give it too much time to foment revolution among the other guitars. They may already be drawing up a manifesto and a list of demands.
     
  13. hamilcaster

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    Rub your fingers behind your ears to get some body oil on them. My old music teacher told me this is what violinists or other stringed instrumentalists would do.
     
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  14. src9000

    src9000 Poster Extraordinaire


    You realize, now that you have developed super powers,
    you won't have as much time to play guitar since you will be too busy saving the world.
     
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  15. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jul 20, 2013
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    Jeff Beck with the gymnast chalk.
     
  16. jimash

    jimash Friend of Leo's

    Nov 5, 2013
    NJ
    Finger Ease is silicone and wrecks the strings.
    Fast Fret ( mineral oil) is the product you want.
     
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  17. cabra velha

    cabra velha Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Jan 21, 2016
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    I recall a tip from someone to apply BBQ sauce to Bass strings
     
  18. jimash

    jimash Friend of Leo's

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    Baby powder.
     
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  19. MrGibbly

    MrGibbly Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 19, 2014
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    Too funny! A set of Elixir Polyweb strings and whatever goop an average American teenager (my son) seems to secrete all over whatever they touch tends to do the trick at my house...
     
  20. tery

    tery Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Sep 21, 2012
    Tennessee
    Finger lickin good chicken helps with slide .
     
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