Humidity and a sticky fretboard

Leny-Sue
Leny-Sue
@leny-sue
2 weeks ago
6 posts
Thanks for the advice. Simple fix.
Ken Hulme
Ken Hulme
@ken-hulme
2 weeks ago
1,736 posts

Lift your fingers rather than slide.  Dr. Duck's Axe Wax, or Lemon Oil to rub on the fretboard.  Also try baby powder on your fingertips.

Corvus
Corvus
@corvus
2 weeks ago
8 posts

As bodily fluids are not exactly the same from person to person you'll sometimes find that a specific remedy will work well for one person but not another person. For me, the following remedy works great. Whenever the fretboard  gets a bit yucky I simply immerse a cloth into very hot water, then squeeze the cloth till it's only damp, then wipe the fretboard whilst the cloth is still very warm. Just wipe it over the top of the strings, back and forth a few times, and then wipe it again straight away with a clean, dry cloth.

There's lots of products that contain all sorts of chemicals, but I've found the warm, damp cloth method works really well for me. Hope that helps.

Leny-Sue
Leny-Sue
@leny-sue
2 weeks ago
6 posts

I've noticed in the recent humid days we have had here where I live that my fingers don't seem to want to glide across the fretboard as easily. The fingerboard appears to be a little tacky or sticky therefore my fingers kind of drag on it. Any tips on solving this problem?