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Posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on April 12, 2001 at 06:29:23:
In Reply to: cleaning bass strings? posted by Chris on April 11, 2001 at 21:54:10:
: hey bass fanatics over the world! my question pertains to the care of bass strings, i have the usual nickel roundwound strings (i beleive) on a great new bass... my old one was a real POS so i wasnt really into changing the strings much, and they got pretty worn out and dirty before finally breaking at a gig :( how can i prevent this and keep the strings clean? i heard a trick about boiling them in vinegar water, but not sure about that one.... anybody know ? also, how often should they be changed exactly? just something i never really thought about until getting a bass i actually care about... alright any help is appreciated, peace out , chris
Like Dave said, it works!
I used to have a little short-scale bass that I got in about 1982 or so, and I *never* changed the strings on it. One day, I decided to boil the strings; the difference was like night and day!
Like Dave, I tend to be the "change them when they break" type. :-)
Hope that helps!
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