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25 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: 04/07/2009 at 10:48 PM    Post subject: Good, Thorough History Link link

I did not know if you guys had seen this before:


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25 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: 04/07/2009 at 10:53 PM    Post subject: RE:Good, Thorough History Link link

Also from the website Travis Bean's care recommendations:




The important thing to remember in the care of the Travis Bean
neck assembly is to keep it clean. We suggest wiping it clean
with a damp paper towel and drying it with a dry paper towel
until the residue of dirt is no longer visible on the dry towel.
This should be done after each use and after each time you
polish with the recommended aluminum polish, which is listed be
low. Again, remember that the ideal condition you're after si
clean, bare aluminum, free from dirt, acid and polishing materials.
Polishes are merely controlled forms of abrasive (dirt),
or chemical cleaning agents (acid), and, as they are polishing
aluminum, they create a black film. This film must be completely
removed, or the process will continue the next time the neck
is handled . So again, CLEAN is the answer. CLEAN of all dirt,
CLEAN of all polish residue, and your neck will stay bright and
shiny. Many musicians choose to leave the back of the neck
completely alone. You'll find, although a dulling build-up will
occur, that the surface will stay slick and ideal for playing.


Any type of lube or fingerboard oil may be used. Just make sure
you CLEAN any oil from the aluminum.


The nut is made of soft brass and may be filed, removed, or
shimmed and re-glued with any epoxy in the same manner as
conventional guitar nuts.


The body is finished in straight lacquer. For polishing, we
recommend TURTLE WAX. Rather than supposedly special and over
priced guitar polish. Again, CLEAN any polish residue off the
neck before playing.


Nev-r Dull Magic Wadding Polish (can)
Mannufactured By
The George Basch Co.
Freeport, N.Y. 11520
Happich Semi-Chrome Polish (tube)

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