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Posted by Bob Gollihur on January 26, 2002 at 14:47:10:
In Reply to: How do you recondition gut strings? posted by David on January 26, 2002 at 13:05:15:
: I just bought a backup/beater bass, plywood with gut striings. I've never owned guts before, so I want to keep these on the bass and experiment and then see if I want to perform with gut. The E & A are wrapped, but the D & G are pure gut. They have become very frayed and hairy. What do you do to deal with that?
I don't know if it will "bring them back" if they are very dried out, but walnut oil is suggested for keeping gut strings healthy. You should use a sharp implement to nip off the hairs, perhaps a high quality nail clipper would be a good choice.
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