I got my guitar professionally set up back in August, and it has played fine since then, but it's developed a bit of a buzz here and there, so I decided to learn how to do my own setups. I like playing on 8s, so I'd rather handle the setup myself than give it to a tech at a shop that doesn't even sell 8s.
I picked up a copy of How To Make Your Electric Guitar Play Great and a cheap $10 set of guitar tools off Amazon. The main thing I wanted in the tool kit was the little credit card sized metal ruler, and that seems to be good, but it also came with this tube of oil with an applicator. I'm not sure what to make of it.
Here are some pictures of what I'm talking about.
If I push the buttons on the side of the tube one way, a dry felt comes out. I can see using that to clean things like the fretboard. If I push the buttons the other way an oily felt comes out the other side. According to the seller on Amazon, this oil is string oil. He doesn't say what the oil is made of, he just says it's for the strings.
Now... I'm not exactly a guitar expert, but string oil sounds like a joke to me. I mean, is it made by the same company who makes the blinker fluid for my car?
Am I way off on this? I mean, should I be oiling my strings? That sounds kinda crazy to me.