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Yuck! Cleaning fret slot gunk from the Mike Bloomfield Tele


Issue 257 March 10, 2016



There was a load of glue and grunge under these frets. With scrapers, wipers and heat from an alcohol lamp, it’s amazing how much gunk Dan Erlewine extracted from Mike Bloomfield’s old fretboard!
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About the guitar in this video: This is the 1963 Tele that Mike Bloomfield used to record iconic guitar solos with Bob Dylan and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band in 1965.

blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkReally funky fret slots
  • checkmarkFlame-heating the fret slot cleaning tool
  • checkmarkUsing a syringe to inject De-Glue Goo
  • checkmarkAmazing how much crud builds up under frets...

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