The ORIGINAL string cleaner! Not a spray! Contains no silicone. Apply to your strings and fingerboard to remove built up dirt and grime. Fast Fret keeps the strings sounding bright and new, extending the healthy lifetime of any strings.
I have been using this since it was invented. The old applicator definitely felt more substantial. But what I miss even more is the metal case. I was so happy when it was available again after a protracted period and I'm now sorry I did not buy enough caseloads for life. The plastic has never held up.
Thanks for the feedback, Deborah! I can send it along to our purchasing department in regard to the metal case. We liked it too! The supplier felt it was more work to make them for us than not, so we were let go as a client.
This product used to be essential to me! Couldn't live without it on my practises & shows.
The new formula is unfortunately terrible. I'll be looking for an alternative now.
Hi Rax, sorry to hear about that. In terms of the formula, nothing has changed. It's the same that it's always been.
The applicator has certainly changed (and I've answered that a couple of times on here, as it's a mix of looking for something better and being forced to look for something), but the liquid itself hasn't changed.
I have used this for 20 years, and buy it regularly... it is essential, especially if you play leads/solos/riffs ... and most importantly, essential to the life of your guitar and strings! I have an additional secret for longer, cleaner string life - first make sure your hands are clean and then use Fast Fret... so I always use hand sanitizer, wait for it to dry, and then only play guitar with clean hands... this, along with Fast Fret makes a huge difference in string life. I actually have a hard time playing guitars with dirty strings, and I think this product should be packed along with tuners in every starter guitar that kids buy. Thank you for Fast Fret for existing, and for the team that makes it! I continue to buy it, and I even have one just for the fretboard wood when I change strings.
I just received two sticks of Fast Fret from Amazon and it's clearly not the same product as I've been buying from a local music shop. The applicator doesn't have the paper/plastic coating around it with Fast Fret written on it. The apllacator seems to be made of different material and it's soaking wet! I think it may be counterfeit. Very disappointing if this is a legitimate product from GHS. I won't be using it, as it would drench my strings and fretboard!
Hey James, thanks for your message. Not counterfeit, as we've had to change a number of things in the past two years (either due to manufacturers closing or simply stopping manufacture) with Fast-Fret, usually at a moment's notice. The handle was a definite choice, as it uses much less plastic than before.
The felt applicator was twofold. We were looking for something that was much sturdier than the rolled cotton that would regularly leave wisps of material on customers fretboards. Second, we were unable to get cotton at all due to the rise in PPE equipment, so we settled on the felt. Because it's a solid piece of felt, it's more durable and does not need a piece of paper/plastic around it to stay together. Plus, it holds more fluid.
I will bring your concern to production regarding the amount of fluid in the applicator. We're always looking for ways to dial in the amount to make sure players still get more than previous, but not so much that it's causing a mess.
yep, same issue here. I've been using this product for decades and the latest one I just got from musicians friend was defective and went back to the store. The issue is also the same, as the applicator is different and it's soaking wet. I also too thought it was counterfeit. WTF!
Thx Jonathan. It is only apparrant when using the slide, otherwise, it's great. Unfortuately, I play a lot of slide