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  • Jayster
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    I like garlic bread, but was unaware of garlic coochie! Will be on the look out, thanks!

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  • toejam
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    Originally posted by metalhobo View Post
    lemon oil also gets rid of garlic smell from a coochie
    That's good to know!

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  • toejam
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    Originally posted by Number Of The Priest View Post

    Lemon oil = Mineral oil with lemon fragrance added.

    Though not optimal, I've heard of using baby oil as a personal lubricant (obviously not compatible with latex products), and baby oil = mineral oil with some sort of fragrance added (oddly, it's NOT the fragrance of babies ).

    Ergo, lemon oil can probably be used as a sub-optimal lube. (Warning: Try at your own risk!)

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  • Number Of The Priest
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    Originally posted by toejam View Post
    I hear Rsmacker also uses lemon oil for lube. I'll ask my wife if she thinks it's a good idea.
    Lemon oil = Mineral oil with lemon fragrance added.

    Though not optimal, I've heard of using baby oil as a personal lubricant (obviously not compatible with latex products), and baby oil = mineral oil with some sort of fragrance added (oddly, it's NOT the fragrance of babies ).

    Ergo, lemon oil can probably be used as a sub-optimal lube. (Warning: Try at your own risk!)

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  • metalhobo
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    lemon oil also gets rid of garlic smell from a coochie

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  • toejam
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    I hear Rsmacker also uses lemon oil for lube. I'll ask my wife if she thinks it's a good idea.

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  • Razor
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    Originally posted by Rsmacker View Post
    Try rubbing the neck slowly, medium pressure, up and down your taint. You'll soon get that tangy bum-gravy + cheesy Wotsits flavour ingrained into the wood, it'll be your own Custom Shop scent, a brand, if you like. Remember, it'll smell better than garlic, or "Frenchman" as it's known around here.


    Ohhhhh, it's good to be back!
    That's what she said!

    It's good to see you, wilkinsi and Toejam post!

    I'm a lemon oil fan. Hell I even use it on my gun stocks.

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  • Number Of The Priest
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    As soon as I saw the name "Rsmacker", I steeled myself. I didn't last long as the word "taint" was the trigger to a fit of laughter.

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  • Rsmacker
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    Try rubbing the neck slowly, medium pressure, up and down your taint. You'll soon get that tangy bum-gravy + cheesy Wotsits flavour ingrained into the wood, it'll be your own Custom Shop scent, a brand, if you like. Remember, it'll smell better than garlic, or "Frenchman" as it's known around here.


    Ohhhhh, it's good to be back!

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  • andyl
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    Maybe try a little toothpaste.

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  • toejam
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    Lemon oil or F-1 oil will be fine. Also, maybe try throwing one of those charcoal filters in the case, the ones like they use in some cat litter boxes or fish tank filters, to help eliminate odors.

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  • wilkinsi
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    So, its not just a recommendation of the lockdown - it will not only kill you but your guitars too!

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  • CaptNasty
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    I ate fried chicken one day then stupidly picked up my natural oiled mahogany Soloist without washing my hands first. The next day, the wood had swollen where I rested my pinky and a couple days later the guitar smelled like ass. It was the only time I had not washed my hands before handling the guitar.

    I used Naphtha to clean the area then re-oiled with F1 oil. Also had to take a little steel wool to the area.

    I will not touch my guitars without washing my hands now. I will attest, it only takes one time to mess up a guitar.
    Last edited by CaptNasty; 07-05-2020, 07:19 PM.

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  • metalhobo
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    try some tomato sauce. best case it removes the garlic. worst case your guitar smells like spaghetti.


    ...

    in all seriousness, I've never had a problem with a guitar smelling. a case, sure, but that's easily solvable with carpet cleaner and a vacuum. the fact that it's on the fingerboard is interesting... I wonder if anybody has ever used baking soda for this purpose. I have a hard time believing it would damage the fingerboard, but it wouldn't hurt to test it on an inconspicuous area of a cheap beater instrument. otherwise, the only other things I can think of are solvents, which can be hit or miss. you really want something which will trap or neutralize the smell rather than simply mask it. the most likely cause of a smelly fingerboard (I presume, as I've never experienced it) would have to be skin oils/shed skin cells going rancid along with bacteria which are decomposing the oil/cells. you'll want to remove all this stuff with a solvent. as Captain Nasty mentioned, stuff like mineral oils or purpose-made fingerboard cleaners are good choices. strong petroleum products will remove too much oil, and "hard" oils like linseed or stuff with silicone or wax will not provide enough solvent action and will create a "build up" which is the opposite of what you want.
    Last edited by metalhobo; 07-05-2020, 04:01 PM.

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  • wilkinsi
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    I always wash my hands before and after playing. The smell gets on my left hand's fingers (I'm right handed). I'd be tempted to just change the strings, but then it takes time to wear them in. I just discovered the issue is on both my Warrior Pro (ebony) and my Minion Bass (laurel?). And since no-one locally sells replacement strings for a minion bass, I've got fat chance of replacing them. Additionally, being in lockdown means no-one willing to do setups.

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