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:
‎Dear list,

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.



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Betreff: [LUTE] Re: Loose frets

    I actually never thought of it...but it is a good idea as they would
    tighten up upon drying.


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    -------- Message d'origine --------
    De : l...@reasonablefax.com
    Date : 18-03-09 3:57 PM (GMT-05:00)
    À : howardpos...@ca.rr.com, lute@cs.dartmouth.edu
    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.
    -Anne Burns
    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
    >   metal.
    I want to know how you tied them on in the first place.  You must have
    really strong fingers.
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