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I borrowed a friend's Barault with ebony fretboard and remembered why I love that wood for the fretboard the most. Slick, fast, naturally oily. It definitely helps the fingers navigate the fretboard easier.
So I started looking at those string cleaners that also most often advertise to lubricate the strings at the same time. I also used a few different fretboard oils as well but whichever one you use, the wood absorbs the oil and that's that. Now the cleaners definitely help there, they really keep the sound fresher for longer. Even you let your strings get old and dirty, you give it a wipe down and tomorrow they will sound fresh.
But, and this is so weird, they would do exactly the opposite of slick and lubricated. It was as if I ate a box of Little Debbie glazed donut sticks and grabbed my guitar to play. Fingers would stick like crazy, awful. I tried Fast Fret, Tone Finger Ease and MN109. They all did the same thing. I don't know if this is because the chemistry of my skin or the silvered strings or what? They all have universally great reviews but for each there's a small number of people who described a similar thing that was happening with me.
Does anybody here have some kind of experience with any of these?