GHS Fast Fret
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Great way to prolong life of your strings
VitalyG 09.01.2018
I have been using Fast Fret for years now. It keeps my strings from drying out and helps me slide easily along the strings as well as feel slicker which makes it easier for me to play. It is also possible to use it after you finish playing to wipe off all the ?dirt? from fingers. Simple chemistry, as I would say. In my opinion this is the best string cleaner I have ever used. It includes the applicator and a cloth to wipe off the excess oil which both fit in a small plastic tube that can easily fit in a guitar case pocket. I really like that it lasts a long time. I have had my previous one that I use for 2-3 times a week for about two years in a row. So I think that this is great thing for its money. Just imagine ? one can for 2 years or even more!
I use it for my basses and guitar. And it perfectly works regardless material of strings (tried with nickel, chrome and steel) and roundwound of flatwound. Great thing is that it does not affect fretboard material ? maple, rosewood, ebony? It makes it in good shape anyways. So you may no worries for your oiled maple fretboard.
I found it a bit easier to use than cleaner by Dunlop because the applicator stays wet for all time, no need to shake as with Dunlop bottle.
It is definitely not the thing that make strings last forever, but it can helps out for gig or some demo recording if you need strings to sounds almost like new.
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Surprisingly good
Ivan Getov 05.11.2021
Before i bought the GHS Fastfret, i used the Dunlop Ultraglide 65 to clean my strings. Dunlop's cleaner was cumbersome to use, left a weird feeling on the string and fingers and the effects were very short-term, plus it made the strings TOO bright and i play with clean, zingy tones so that means something.

The GHS Fastfret is completely opposite. It's super easy to use. No dabbing, shaking and waiting for the applicator to saturate with the substance in the bottle.

Smells faintly of almonds and you can moisten your fretboard with it, since it's based on mineral oil. The effect is longer term, doesn't feel greasy or weird on the strings and fingers and the strings don't get too bright and metallicy with it. Plus, the cloth that comes with it is very smooth and doesn't leave material between the windings or around the bridge/nut if nicked.
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I only know that I play better when using it
Tannhauser 10.12.2022
I have no idea about how good/efficient this thing cleans or if it actually protects the strings and the fretboard. This can only be appreciated by close systematic observation for the duration of maybe on year or more, and compare it to a control group that doesn't use it. I am just a guy who likes to shred from time to time, so...yeah. But I know that whenever I use this on the strings and the fingerboard, it lubricates them and the playing is much faster and easier. But the tone gets affected, it cuts some of the highs. Overall I will buy more.
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I've been using it for15 years now...
fommof 16.12.2019
...and fora good reason.

Every time I finish playing, I clean each string with a piece of cloth and then I apply the Fast Fret on each of the strings.

That's it. The strings will remain in a good condition for MUCH longer than anything else I've tried.

By the way, this product will last you for many years as long as you don't leave it exposed to air (just don\t forget to always put it in its box and secure the lid). I am still using a couple of Fast Frets that I had bought more than 5 years ago.

Big bonus, the new package is 10 times better than the old one. The new one will not accidentaly open and dry out, so good job GHS!

All in all, if you want to preserve your string's life for as long as possible, here's is a cheap and very handy product.
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Best of the best
Sarah H 27.01.2020
I've been using this stuff for years. Strings last longer, especially noticeable in humid climates (I'm in the sub-tropics) and sound better.

Pros: can't spill, can't overspray, can use on maple fretboards as long as you don't push the applicator down into it, doesn't stain clothes if you wipe you hands on your shirt, ridiculously long lasting (I'm talking YEARS).

Cons: I don't like the new smell of it, I don't think it had a fragrance last time.

This version of Fast Fret has an improved freshness pack, where a cap clips over the applicator before you put it back in the tube. I've never once used any of the included cloths but I'm sure they're very helpful. Highly recommend over any of the competition. Avoid any of the spray string protector/cleaners as they can get into your pickups.
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Love this magic fluid
TheGreatJayGatsby 01.12.2020
-This is for keeping the strings to your instrument, clean and protected.

Apply a little quantity on the fretboard, frets and strings, wait a minute or two, then carefully remove it with a cloth. The string cleaner will do its job, plus, it will also leave a subtle patina, which will protect the fretboard and the strings for a while.

Don't use too much of this, it's a great product but you need to use it sparingly. Just clean your strings with a cloth after you've played and they will stay fresh longer.

For those who have been using Fast Fret for a while, you might have noticed that, nowadays, the produce smells differently. This is because the new recipe contains petroleum. Nothing to worry about, just follow the guidelines and you'll be ok.

The rule of thumb is: use it sparingly, but regularly, every time you fingers start getting stuck on the fretboard, and using a clean cloth alone doesn't make a difference, apply a little dose. Timing depends on how much you play. For me, I use it once every ten days or so.

If you do this correctly, the cloth you use shouldn't get dirty.
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Eggos 07.12.2017
I love this stuff. GHS make a great string cleaner. It's so easy to drop this in your gig bag and wipe down your strings before and after a gig to get rid of any sweat that may have accumulated over the gig. Not only does it reduce the chance of your strings losing their life from human sweat, it also makes your guitar play lovely and fast and smooth. All you need to do is remove the lid and wipe down the fretboard. No need for messy sprays, or cloths that get dirty in the bottom of your gig bag. It's a really efficient little system with a small foot print and it's budget friendly. One bottle should do you for quite a while as well. Delivery was quick, prompt and packaged well. Tracking information was provided by email which is a nice touch from Thomann. Over all, I would absolutely recommended GHS Fast Fret to anyone who needs a compact, mess free, hassle free, small footprint string cleaning solution to anyone who gigs regularly, or even guys that just need a simple solution at home to wipe down their guitars with.

Good job GHS, and good job Thomann!
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simply a must
drzoid 29.11.2015
Really great product, which almost doesn?t need to be said. I think every guitarist in the world knows at least the name, even if they haven?t used it before. And there is a good reason for it.

I know a few friends who use this though, and don?t really understand the difference between this and taking care/cleaning your fret board.

I use Dunlop lemon lemon oil on my fretboard (which I recommend) to keep it clean and in good condition, but the fast fret is really for string care.
Before using FastFret, I always used to get this kind of rusty/dry feeling on my strings after a few weeks, i guess from sweat, which just made it not so pleasurable to pick up my guitar.

Now, using this product, my strings always feel great, until replacing. It won?t keep them sounding new, but will keep them feeling new(ish).

People complain about the greasiness, but I always use this AFTER playing/practicing, give it a quick wipe off, and then when i pick my guitar up again, another quick wipe, and its fine.

It wont make you play faster as the name suggest, but it will for sure make sliding up and down those used strings a bit more enjoyable.

There is also that sense of satisfaction which comes with doing a little bit of upkeep to your guitar each time you play.
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A 'must have' accessory
Anonymous 20.11.2016
GHS Fast fret is a low-cost accessory which can be used:
-before playing, so the fingers slide easily on the strings.
-after playing, in order to keep the strings clean.

If you play frequently, you needn't use it before playing, it will be effective for the next time.
It can also be used on the fretboard and on the back of the neck too, but i haven't tried that yet.

I'm using the GHS Fast fret for 5 years approximately. Although I play the guitar daily (I own 2 electric guitars), I've bought only 3 bottles of Fast Fret! It's extremely economical and lasts for more than a year.

The reason i find it essential, is because it extends the life of the strings. I can't afford buying strings every 3-4 weeks, and the GHS Fast Fret has untied my hands! It gives them at least another 4 weeks (of course it depends on the use and the player's requirements), so it's good for my pocket too!

Summarizing, I highly recommend it, as it's cheap and it worth at least a try, it will reduce your strings expenditure and it will keep your strings fresh and clean.
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AWESOME!
Matt R 22.09.2017
I know so many guitar players who do not know about Fast Fret. It is YOUR friend. It is the best tool in a guitar box I think. It cleans the strings, keeps them brighter longer, and speeds up your play before a gig or practice. My biggest problem with using other people's guitars or old guitars with old strings is that the strings feels rusty with loads of friction. It is hard to play. So... slap some fast fret on, use the cloth to clean the top AND underneath of the strings and away you go. Seriously, look after your guitar and strings with this. It works a treat.
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