Re: cleaning bass strings?

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Posted by Skubijdoo on July 14, 2001 at 16:14:45:

In Reply to: Re: cleaning bass strings? posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on April 12, 2001 at 06:29:23:

: : 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

: 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!

: -Bob

- Yes but exactly how much water and for how long?? Can u put them straight back on or do u have to wait??

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