What is string oil?
I remember liquid vitamin E and almond oil being recommended many years
ago, but never heard of actual "string oil".
On 3/10/2018 6:25 AM, jo.lued...@t-online.de wrote:
I don't use water, but I wipe a drop of string oil over each length of fret gut
I am going to put on the neck of whatever lute or guitar instrument.
Gesendet von meinem BlackBerry 10-Smartphone.
Gesendet: Samstag, 10. März 2018 15:00
An: l...@reasonablefax.com; howardpos...@ca.rr.com; email@example.com
Antwort an: lute-...@cs.dartmouth.edu
Betreff: [LUTE] Re: Loose frets
I actually never thought of it...but it is a good idea as they would
tighten up upon drying.
EnvoyÃ© de mon appareil Samsung de Bell via le rÃ©seau le plus vaste au
-------- Message d'origine --------
De : l...@reasonablefax.com
Date : 18-03-09 3:57 PM (GMT-05:00)
Ã : howardpos...@ca.rr.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Objet : [LUTE] Re: Loose frets
Does anyone else dampen their fret gut with water before tying them? I
dip my fingers into water and run the string through them. Then let
them sit a little to soften just a tad. If needed, I rewet the part
that is going to make the knot so that it is flexible. I tie the fret
on below where it is going to end up, and allow it to dry before
pulling into position.
I don't play lute enough to change frets much, but I have found the
wetting to be useful.
On Fri, 9 Mar 2018 09:01:32 -0800, howard posner wrote:
> On Mar 9, 2018, at 8:12 AM, John Mardinly wrote:
> My frets never come loose and they have not worn out yet. They are
I want to know how you tied them on in the first place. You must have
really strong fingers.
To get on or off this list see list information at