Re: Finger greeeeze!
- From: Squier <squier@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2011 23:02:50 -0400
Grip <mbetts@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Can't believe I bought a can of finger-ease today, haven't used
anything like that in 30 years! What prompted it was doing an outdoor
gig a few weeks ago, hot and humid as crap it was. After about 4
layers of sweat the back of the neck, 1989 strat plus, satin finish
felt like it had super glue on it, was really fighting it on
solos.....but I'll be danged if'n I gonna let anyone see me slap this
stuff on! :-) hmmmmm, perhaps baby powder?
actually Fender (FMIC) did not start using the 'non-sticky' satin finish
on the back of their maple necks until the 'new' American Series in 2000
and newer. Previous to that it was not the real 'satin finish' but a
stickier poly coat. So yeah - any Fender neck before the year 2000 had
a stickier poly coat which does get really sticky if humid or your
hands get sweaty playing anywhere.... indoor or outside.
I just bring a cloth rag and wipe it down between songs or sets
and keep a small container of talc/baby powder to apply lightly on
fretting fingers/hand if necessary. This way I don't have to
deal with any 'fret ease' or finger ease spray liquid junk.
The problem with that stuff is that it cures the problem temporarily
but then in the end it makes it worse (imho) and starts to gunk up everything.
personally - a quick wipe down of the neck with an old but clean
cotton t-shirt and a quick apply of talc/baby powder works best.
And the talc continues to absorb moisture and keep your hands/fingers
and back of neck from getting sticky and it forms no residue or gunk.
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