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Posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on August 27, 2001 at 05:10:06:

In Reply to: boiling strings posted by uncle s. on August 26, 2001 at 08:36:37:

: About how many times can you boil a set of strings. I've never tried it. Do they sound like new after you boil them? Are there any seasonings I should throw in with it? (salt, pepper, taragon, garlic powder?)Any serving suggestions?
: Uncle S.

Uncle S.,
You can boil them as many times as you need to; you'll hear the biggest difference when the strings haven't been cleaned for quite awhile.

On my old short-scale Kustom KrazyKat bass, I'd had the same set of strings on ever since I'd had it (something like 13-14 years at that point); they were sounding kinda dull, so I decided to try boiling them for about half an hour.

The difference was like night and day!

No seasonings needed, either; the tone is tasty enough the way it is! ;-)


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