THE SWIPE Guitar String Cleaner
Simply designed to be the world's most effective instrument string cleaner!
With use steel, bronze and all other metal based instrument strings lose their tone, clarity, brightness and become tarnished. This process is dramatically speeded up by acid and dirt that rubs off fingers whilst playing.
Many players wipe the surface of their strings after playing, but most of the dirt is actually forced under the strings by the action of the fingers, and is then almost impossible to remove. This not only damages the tone and life of the string but also then acts like sandpaper on the finger board and fret wires, eventually resulting in premature string and costly fret wire replacement. UNTIL NOW!
Although originally designed for use on Guitars, The Swipe has also been proven to work on ANY instrument using metal based strings. For example, it is excellent at removing excess Rosin from Violin strings, and has been tried and tested by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with great success. It also works on instruments such as Violas, Banjo's, Cello's, Double Bass, Slide Guitar etc. etc. Strings for some classical instruments can cost an awful lot more than guitar strings, and The Swipe has built up an excellent reputation for prolonging the life and tonal clarity of such strings.
Three reasons you should clean your strings (The Swipe is just as effective on coated strings!)
Residue Build up
Swipe cleaning residue under instrument stringsResidues dramatically alter the tone and feel of an instrument. Grime builds up on the surface of strings, and gunk gets ingrained between the windings of strings and alters the brightness and tonal clarity - dulling your sound. Residue affects elasticity of a string and in the areas most played strings can become brittle and more difficult to bend. The Swipe removes harmful residues, leaving nothing behind.
Swipe cleaning prevents corrosion under instrument stringsAcidic sweat and dirt left behind by your fingers corrode your strings, and even penetrate the protective layer on 'Coated strings'. Shiny new strings become not only difficult to play but also weaker and more prone to breaking if left un-cleaned. The Swipe saves you money and time on replacing new strings and ensures that your current strings sound and feel better for longer. You will notice the difference!
Dirty strings cause significant damage to your frets and fingerboard. The action of string bending combined with the abrasive grime of fine metal particles and dirt on the underside of your strings results in a grinding action which wears away at your frets and fingerboard. The Swipe is the only product that can effectively remove these damaging deposits from the underside of your strings along their entire length.
Swipe slides under guitar stringsdon’t get underneath or round strings properly without slackening or awkward threading between strings and fretboard. Material isn’t optimized for removing residue, sweat and chemials. Leaves bobbly bits of fluff behind on the windings.
leave behind an oily film which is pushed to the underside of the string adding to the overall residue. Sink into string windings deadening the tone. May well nourish your fingerboard, but a layer of oil on your strings will negatively affect your sound. Some contain chemicals which can damage an instruments lacquer.
Swipe cleaning under guitar stringsclunky gadget cleaners can’t clean strings from the first fret to last without stretching strings and damaging frets and fingerboard. Can only be used on one type of instrument eg one product for acoustic guitar, another for bass and currently nothing for violins, violas cellos etc. Bulky and not easy to carry around with you.
- Removes harmful sweat, chemicals and oils in a quick and simple process
- Gets around the whole string easily
- Leaves nothing behind except strings sounding like new
- Can be used on any Stringed instrument
- Won’t damage your Guitar but will polish your frets
- Can be put in a guitar case, wallet or pocket
- Includes a polishing cloth to keep the rest of your instrument in top condition