Posted by BrianP on January 25, 2000 at 08:37:38:
In Reply to: Re: cleaning strings posted by Alfonso Botana on January 21, 2000 at 16:21:47:
: : : I've heard that boiling strings in vinegar will restore their brightness and help them last longer. is this true? anyone have any experience doing this out there? i'd like to know. if you don't mind, reply with the details on how to do this. thanks
: : A tip I picked up along the way is just to wipe the strings down with WD-40 after playing them. Supposedly Roger McGuinn does this and his strings last about a year on the road. It seems to be helping my strings stay in pretty good shape, just don't get the WD-40 on the neck or guitar body!
: Excuse for my ignorance but ; what the hell is WD-40? :?
WD-40 is a kind of household lubricant. It's good on squeaky hinges or rusty bolts, but spraying a little on a rag and wiping down your strings after you you play will keep them lasting a lot longer. I use Pyramids on my Hofner, and they last a lot longer doing this treatment to them.
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