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Apr 7, 2020 - 3:18:24 PM
5 posts since 12/2/2013

I wash my hands often but realized I have yet to disinfect any necks, strings, bodies or pots of any of my instruments. What’s the consensus of how often and with what, are the players of this new environment attending to this concern, if at all? Thanks

Apr 7, 2020 - 3:29:52 PM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

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24225 posts since 8/3/2003

I would think as long as you wash your hands (and disinfect if necessary) before you play your instrument, that the strings, neck, etc. would be okay. Just don't run in a grab your banjo/guitar/whatever after you've been to the grocery store or in a crowd without cleaning your hands off first.    This is if your instrument hasn't been out somewhere (with you or without you(G)) picking away in a group of people.  If you've done that, you're on your own as to how to disinfect it and yourself. 

I would be real careful putting any kind of disinfectant on my banjo, as most have some sort of alcohol and that can't be good for the wood or the finish. Doubt it would hurt the strings, but it might drip off on the fretboard. I guess wipe the neck, head and body off with a slightly damp rag and then dry with a clean cloth.

Edited by - Texasbanjo on 04/07/2020 15:31:25

Apr 7, 2020 - 4:20:29 PM
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What about buying a banjo that's shipped in, either from somewhere here or possibly China? Big box, lots of bubble wrap, big box...

Apr 7, 2020 - 5:12:02 PM

1398 posts since 7/14/2004

Chlorine-based bleaches are corrosive to metals. I would not use bleach wipes on any part of a banjo.

Apr 7, 2020 - 5:57:28 PM

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Just read this. Looks like it could last on wood for 2 days. But as long as you wash your hands and no one has played your banjo, you should be ok.

msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/...ocid=iehp

Apr 7, 2020 - 5:58:45 PM
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233 posts since 12/7/2017

Just leave alone it and don't touch for a few days, that's all

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