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montyrivers

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Dr. Duck's Ax Wax?
« on: June 12, 2012, 01:24:10 AM »

Hey all,

I just got my hands on some of this stuff after it was reccomended to me by a friend.  I tried it out as a fretboard cleaner and string lube and I gotta say: not too shabby.  Makes the Wilkinson stay in tune even after the trem is pulled back or dived down all the way.

Anyone use this stuff?  Anything I should know about?  As far as I know there's nothing about it that will oxidize my hardware or eat through my finish?

http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Ducks-Ax-Wax/dp/B0064CKGLQ
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Re: Dr. Duck's Ax Wax?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2012, 04:36:23 AM »

Hey!

I use it too! And a top tip is: only use some drops of it (otherwise it´s harder to get rid of the excess):)
This cleaner seems to last forever as you´re supposed to only use some drops of it!
And it cleans everything: strings, hardware, wood, the finish- perfect!

Greetz,

Blake
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Re: Dr. Duck's Ax Wax?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2012, 10:43:30 PM »

Heard about this - never seen it in person however.  I've also heard the "little goes a long way" epithet.
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Re: Dr. Duck's Ax Wax?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2012, 08:23:18 AM »

Great product for conditioning rosewood or ebony fret boards. Much better than linseed oil(sticky).I use a syringe from some other guitar lube  product filled with vasoline to lube nuts and trems etc...but Dr. Ducks will do that okay too. Vasoline stays put better in a nut slot though.
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Re: Dr. Duck's Ax Wax?
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2012, 04:21:03 PM »

Good to know.  The Roland Ready Strat was 12 years old but brand new and obviously had been sitting in a hardcase for the better part of a decade or so.  That rosewood board drank lemon oil up like it was nothing.  I'll have to see what I can do about getting some of this.  My other rosewood and ebony board instruments will be wanting some of that too I bet.
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Re: Dr. Duck's Ax Wax?
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2012, 06:13:01 AM »

Been using this for about 15 years - can't speak too highly of it - but still on my first bottle.
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Re: Dr. Duck's Ax Wax?
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2012, 05:53:38 PM »

I've been using Dr Ducks for many years.  Follow the directions and don't put much on.  I still have about a 1/2 bottle and I bought it about a decade ago.  I've tried others, but always come back to Dr. Ducks.
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Re: Dr. Duck's Ax Wax?
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2012, 03:13:45 AM »

Haven't tried that brand, but it's clear that the Ax Wax is NOT what keeps them in business. 20 years to empty a bottle!? I'll bet my chipped and bruised Strat Plus would empty one pretty quick without any noticeable difference. ;)

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Re: Dr. Duck's Ax Wax?
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2012, 09:55:18 AM »

Haven't tried that brand, but it's clear that the Ax Wax is NOT what keeps them in business. 20 years to empty a bottle!? I'll bet my chipped and bruised Strat Plus would empty one pretty quick without any noticeable difference. ;)

They're actually offering to sell you a bundle of Ax Wax, a couple packs of strings of your choice and a string winder for $25 if you hit the company's main site.  Clearly they're not selling that much of the stuff, but I hope they stay in business!  This stuff is SO much cheaper than that Dunlop kit.
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Re: Dr. Duck's Ax Wax?
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2012, 11:54:04 AM »

They're actually offering to sell you a bundle of Ax Wax, a couple packs of strings of your choice and a string winder for $25 if you hit the company's main site.  Clearly they're not selling that much of the stuff, but I hope they stay in business!  This stuff is SO much cheaper than that Dunlop kit.

$25 for all that? That's like NOK 150,-. Here in Norway The Dunlop 6500 care kit carries a recommended retail price of NOK 495,- which equals $82! Silly high cost country this is...
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