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Billy Knowles


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Kenansville, N. C. 28349 usa
Post  Posted 10 Jun 2019 12:11 pm    
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How many out there still use the Blitz cloth to wipe down the strings, does it work well?
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 10 Jun 2019 1:11 pm    
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This is what I use:

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Tony Dingus


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Kingsport, Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 10 Jun 2019 2:04 pm    
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I still use a blitz cloth. I've used this same one for quite a few years and it still does the job.

Tony
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Garry Vanderlinde


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Surf City
Post  Posted 10 Jun 2019 9:09 pm    
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I switched from the copper pot cleaner one when they came out with actual string cleaner. Works Great!

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Kevin Quick


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Roseville, California, USA
Post  Posted 11 Jun 2019 5:39 am    
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Yes blitz
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Curt Trisko


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St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Post  Posted 11 Jun 2019 6:21 am    
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I never even knew this existed. What does it do? Clean the skin oils from your hands off of the strings?
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Nicholas Scott


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Norfolk, VA USA
Post  Posted 11 Jun 2019 6:30 am    
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I use Fast Fret. I play a lot of outdoor gigs and it definitely helps.
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Roger Rettig


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Naples, FL
Post  Posted 11 Jun 2019 7:17 am    
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Thanks for the reminder!

My friend Larry Bell gave me a Blitz Cloth many moons ago when we did the odd gig together - I loved it.

Sadly, I've lost track of it (or them); I need to get more.
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Kevin Quick


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Roseville, California, USA
Post  Posted 11 Jun 2019 8:01 am    
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You can get em on amazon
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Tiny Olson


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Tribes Hill, NY, Mohawk River Valley, USA
Post  Posted 11 Jun 2019 8:12 am    
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I've used a Blitz Cloth for some 40 yrs. I like them. I keep several in my 38 yr. old, Ace Pac-A-Seat.

Nowadays, when playing in hot / humid conditions, I use a small fan, sitting on the floor to my right and slightly behind me. I point it towards my right arm and wrist which definitely helps in keeping the strings drier due to decreased perspiration. It just plain feels good too.
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Jim Sliff


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Lawndale California, USA
Post  Posted 11 Jun 2019 5:04 pm    
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Fast fret is awful stuff - leaves oily residue on the strings that attracts dust and dirt. Kills tone and sustain faster than using nothing at all!
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 12 Jun 2019 7:14 am    
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I've never experienced anything like that. Whoa!
Erv
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Donny Hinson


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Glen Burnie, Md. U.S.A.
Post  Posted 12 Jun 2019 7:55 am    
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I think that you should use "products" only on the plain strings. As Jim says, any oils or cleaners (except something like alcohol or naptha) will tend to build up in the wound strings and attract more dust and dirt. For a short time, I used WD-40 to wipe them down. But now, I just use a clean cloth and wipe them a few times each gig.
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Gary Dillard


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Tuscaloosa, AL
Post  Posted 12 Jun 2019 9:46 am    
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I just use an old hand towel I haven't washed in about 10 yrs.
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Nicholas Scott


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Norfolk, VA USA
Post  Posted 12 Jun 2019 10:36 am    
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I've never experienced that Jim. Been using it for years.
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Ollin Landers


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Chapel Hill, NC
Post  Posted 16 Jun 2019 3:59 am    
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I use a blitz cloth. Bought mine from Herb Steiner.

Another great use for the cloth. I sometimes find the odd string in a new set that has oxidation or whatever on the string.
Instead of throwing it out a few wipes with a blitz cloth and it's good as new.
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Jack Stoner


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Inverness, Fl
Post  Posted 16 Jun 2019 4:27 am    
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I still use them.
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Morton Kellas


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Chazy, NY, Zephyrhills, Fl USA 1
Post  Posted 16 Jun 2019 9:26 am    
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I'm with Donny, I have had such good luck with just using a lint free cloth that I haven't felt the need to try anything else. I wipe both the top and underside of the strings each time I sit down at the steel, whether it be to practice or play, I do the same with my acoustic and electric guitars each and every time. Works for me.
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