Originally Posted by Mediocrefunkybeat
It's all about finding the right cleaning fluids. I use whatever I think might work, often followed by a coat of beeswax. It works very well indeed.
Unless, of course, one desires that road worn look. I bury my Basses for months in the back yard to get that worn down finish. My drum sticks, too. I like all my wood warped, too.
BTW, Drumhead61, that is a very nice looking beginners setup.