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Re: ? Shelf life Eudoxa gut/chrome?


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Posted by Andy Seed on June 20, 2001 at 00:09:01:

In Reply to: ? Shelf life Eudoxa gut/chrome? posted by Al on June 19, 2001 at 12:46:51:

: I have two "old" never used Eudoxa gut/chrome strings. Is the gut in these strings
: dried out and useless after "some" period of time? OR, are they
: "good to go" regardless of age? My hunch is that they are at least
: 5 years old maybe 10 - the package says " made in West Germany".

: Maybe they are "collectable" ? Thanks for any info - Al

They MAY be usable but the chances are very low as gut does have a quite limited shelf life and does dry out.I too have some old gut strings but I only keep them for emergency use as I am fully aware of their limited life. Most shops nowadays don't even stock gut strings because of this and will only get them to order.
Andy.


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