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01-07-2007, 07:41 PM
I had a EBMM Axis follow me home today - beautiful translucent red.
I am curious if any one knows:
1. Best way to clean the maple fingerboard? I tried a little naptha and some Dr. Ducks but it is still a little dirty
2. What size allen wrench is needed to adjust action.
01-11-2007, 09:21 AM
Congrats on your new Axis. I love musicman guitars. I have an Axis, Axis Super Sport, and a Jon Petrucci model.
I would check out the ernie ball site for info on maintenance. Click on the FAQ and all that info is there. They suggest lemon oil and fine steel wool I think.
The truss rod is made so that you don't need an allen wrench. It is a great design. You can use anything that will fit into one of the holes on the wheel at the base of the neck. Turn the wheel clockwise to straighten the neck. Counter clockwise to add relief.
The necks adjust really well. You can easily feel the difference by only turning a quarter turn.
01-11-2007, 09:30 AM
The other benefit of that truss rod arrangement is you don't have to remove strings!
01-11-2007, 09:33 AM
The neck on those is finsihed with Birchwood Casey tru-oil and wax. both products are used for gun care. Check on the EB site for details.
I have a Axis SS MM90 in transparent orange, great guitar, very well designed and implimented.
01-11-2007, 09:50 AM
I always used Williamsville Wax on my Axis Super Sport. It's a combination of lemon oil and beeswax. Always liked it better than the gun stuff. Smells better too, and you can polish it to a nice sheen.
01-11-2007, 10:34 AM
I have actually had steel wool make things worse on maple but it may have been the anti-rust additive.....
I always liked the look of worn in maple though so......
01-12-2007, 03:20 AM
Thanks for the replies. I have read the info on EBMM site and plan to follow thru on it this weekend.
Yep - it is a great guitar and truly one of the most comfortable to play necks I have ever played!
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