Yuck! Cleaning fret slot gunk from the Mike Bloomfield Tele

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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!

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.

 
In this Trade Secrets video:
  • Really funky fret slots
  • Flame-heating the fret slot cleaning tool
  • Using a syringe to inject De-Glue Goo
  • Amazing how much crud builds up under frets...

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