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Old 2007-06-01, 13:00
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Boiling strings

So i've heard of this before, and my first set of strings are getting rather nasty (i practice in the garage and sweat alot). Thing is im not quite sure what to do, i know heat some water and throw the strings in, but is there any technique to drying them out or any other tips for someone whos never done this before? Any help is greatly appreiciated.
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Old 2007-06-01, 14:34
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use the forum search, weve had like 30 threads for this.
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Old 2007-06-05, 08:04
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use the coons booze bro, metho ftw, just make sure its covered because that shit evaporates quick
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Old 2007-07-01, 05:57
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Boil them in gasoline. And be sure to smoke while you do, cleaning strings can get stressful.
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Old 2007-07-01, 10:07
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Boil them in gasoline. And be sure to smoke while you do, cleaning strings can get stressful.

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Old 2007-07-03, 15:27
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Buy some more strings and restring.
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Old 2007-07-07, 02:39
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Boil them in gasoline. And be sure to smoke while you do, cleaning strings can get stressful.


On a more serious note... I have heard of people wiping them down with alcohol to clean them. Billy Sheehan uses brute aftershave to clean his strings lol. And I know a few people that use Zippo lighter fluid, but I'm not sure if that works
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Old 2007-07-07, 03:44
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On a more serious note... I have heard of people wiping them down with alcohol to clean them. Billy Sheehan uses brute aftershave to clean his strings lol. And I know a few people that use Zippo lighter fluid, but I'm not sure if that works


I will try a few of those and tell you how it goes.
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Old 2007-07-07, 03:46
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New strings don't cost that much people. Buy some shampoo while your at it.

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Old 2007-07-07, 04:16
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Spending about 32+ dollars every month or so is pretty expensive. Especially when you don't have a job. I tend to keep my bass in its case and wash my hands before playing. That should help your stings live a healthy and nutured life.
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Old 2007-07-07, 06:27
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Good bass strings cost 40-60 euros per set here, which is about 50-75 USD. This is why I change my strings every 3-4 months, if even that often
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Old 2007-07-07, 11:11
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Old 2007-07-07, 11:43
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Good bass strings cost 40-60 euros per set here, which is about 50-75 USD. This is why I change my strings every 3-4 months, if even that often

what the fuck strings are you buying?
I put elixers on my 6 string and they only cost like 55 per set.
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Old 2007-07-07, 15:28
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I put Warwick Black Labels on my six and they cost only $40 per set
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Old 2007-07-07, 18:56
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I put Warwick Black Labels on my six and they cost only $40 per set

yeah, b ut even elixers are expensive as fuck, what strings cost 75 USD?
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Old 2007-07-07, 19:05
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Spending about 32+ dollars every month


Every month? I can get a good 10 months out of my bass strings.
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Old 2007-07-07, 19:07
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i usually get 4-5
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Old 2007-07-07, 20:21
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Every month? I can get a good 10 months out of my bass strings.


I exaggerated a bit.
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Old 2007-07-07, 22:22
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I exaggerated a bit.

lol, you also told me you havent played in almost a year haha.
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Old 2007-07-09, 01:23
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lol, you also told me you havent played in almost a year haha.


This one might get entertaining...
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