Posted by Robbie on January 20, 2000 at 23:34:06:
In Reply to: cleaning strings posted by david kowalski on January 15, 2000 at 22:52:36:
I have played bass for nearly 10 years and have, on many occassions, boiled my strings. However, it is not a good idea to use any sort of corrosive material such as vinegar because this weakens the structural integrity of the metal, plus, if any gets on the figerboard of the bass via contact with the string, it can cause serious damage to the wood. I have only ever used plain tap water, and for even better results, bottled water and found that the strings become bright again and remain that way for at least 2 weeks. Try this but be sure not to use vinegar and to dry them immediately. Without vinegar, you can boil the strings for as long as but not exceeding, 8 minutes. Hope this helps.
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