Help with your Clareen Banjo
To clean the metalware on your banjo you can use a very mild cleaner (eg Brasso) on all the nickel plated metalware. Just place some of the cleaner on the area you want, leave for less than a minute and wipe with a clean dry cloth. For areas that are badly tarnished we use a product called ‘Peek’ to remove excess grime. *** For Gold plated parts*** Do not use any abrasive on Gold Plated parts. Just clean with a dry cloth. For the timber you can use a light polish like Pledge or Mr.Sheen with a dry cloth and a bit of elbow grease to help maintain the finish. If the laquer finish is very worn in a certain area, you may need to have the effected area refinished to help protect the wood long term.
Changing your Banjo Strings
When changing the strings, it is important to change the strings one at a time to avoid moving your bridge. Make sure that each string is wound around the tuner at least 3 times and tune it up. Once all your strings have been replaced and tuned, give the wound strings a stretch to make sure they have ‘settled’ and re-tune the banjo. How long your strings last will depend on a number of factors, including the amount of playing, sweat and soap residue. If you want to get longer out of your strings, wipe them down with a dry cloth after playing.
All new Clareen Banjos come with a 3 Year Guarantee. The guarantee covers against any faulty materials or workmanship. The guarantee does not cover normal wear and tear a banjo may go through, for example, wear on frets, scratch marks or accidental damage. The guarantee covers the original owner only.