John M.

Hi. After I apply Fast fret I find residual grit on my strings that negatively affects the feel and sound of my glass slide. I started using a micro cloth to clean the fretboard as much as possible.  Any suggestions?

Jonathan Moody

Hi John, residual grit? You should wipe down the strings after applying the Fast-Fret, but that's interesting that there's a residual grit. I will look into this. 

Lee L.

I've used fast fret for as long as I've been playing guitar which is around 30 years now.

I don't like the current formula and will be looking for an alternative. The end piece also broke off the plastic stick on first use which was irritating. It feels too greasy and stays on my skin even after wiping hands. Sorry guys. I would rather pay more for something closer to the original. Maybe NOS will go for crazy money like tubes.

Jonathan Moody

Hi Lee, sorry to hear about the handle breaking. Can you send me some pictures? I'd be glad to get you a replacement. 

In terms of "current formula," the only thing that has changed in that regard is the scent used. And that was due to the former supplier going out of business, and GHS being forced to look elsewhere. 

David T.

What year did Fast Fret come out? I seem to remember using it back in the '70s.

Jonathan Moody

Good question! I'll have to do some digging and see if we can find out. 

Matthias S.

Hey! Question: can I use Fast Fret on an unfinished maple fingerboard or is that not recommended? Or is it possible to just put it on the strings if I'm really careful?

Neal D.

What did you do to the formula?  The current version is unusable.  I noticed you cut costs with the packaging and the handle.  That's annoying enough, but the current version of the formula is just awful.  It's now much too runny.  After I apply it to the strings and wipe off the excess, it all gravitates to the bottom of the neck.  After a minute or two my fret hand is covered in the stuff and it feels like it's covered in grease.  I'm getting a refund from Amazon and switching to a competitor. 

Jonathan Moody

Hi Neal, costs weren't cut as much as suppliers went out of business and we were forced to change direction immediately. Personally, I like the newer handle as I get a better grip on it. Plus, less plastic means less to throw away.

In regard to it being "too runny," that's due to moving to a heavy felt applicator over the former cotton one. The felt is able to absorb more fluid (which is the exact same) than the cotton, which is a benefit to many that have complained that it goes dry too quickly. We had to change the applicator as cotton became immediately unavailable due to making PPP for the past two years. 

I will pass along your feedback to our development team and see if there's something we can address.