Product Reviews for Tone Gear Bass Guitar String and Fretboard Cleaner, 0446-B
Tone Gear Bass Guitar String and Fretboard Cleaner, 0446-BBennet PullenApril 4, 2011I went back to cleaning my strings using a microfiber cloth after 2 weeks, so that should say something about how well it works. Here are my issues with the product: It isn't quite wide enough to clean all the strings at once down by the bridge on my standard spacing 5 string bass. It doesn't actually have "360-degree cleaning" The cleaning surface is mounted directly to flat plastic so it only makes good contact with the top and the bottom of the strings. This is especially true with the larger B and E strings. The plastic it's made out of is flimsy and the unit bends. While it has the support of the fretboard underneath it works fine but over the pickups it bends and really only makes contact with the outside pair of strings. To me the whole point of this device is to make cleaning your strings faster because you can do them all at once, but it's so finicky to use that it took just as long so I just went back to using a cloth and cleaning each string individually. I think the string cleaner is a cool idea it just needs to be better executed.