Posted by Nate the Skate on February 08, 2000 at 13:35:48:
In Reply to: Re: cleaning strings posted by Mark Weeks on January 21, 2000 at 18:04:07:
: : : I heard that, too. I tried it. My strings rusted.
: : ok guys heres the deal.
: : I boiled my strings for decades when i was a poor
: : undernuresed bass player it does work.
: : However i boiled them in mostly water with a little
: : white vinager to cut the oil deposits,and i dont think you need to boil them for more than 5 min.And you should remove them imedeatly and blow dry them with a hair dryer.
: : anywho it does work.
: : Chuck C
: I boiled my strings for years useing a small amount of dawn dish washing liquid. I put the liquid in the pan first then strings and ad water. The problem with boiling stings is if there very old you will need to re mount them at 90 degrees from where there orginal position was. If you mount at 180 degrees you will be playing on flatspots or cuts and with a little wear between bottom of string and fret bar will break very easy. Mark W.
i still boil my strings, 6 minutes max. completely submerge strings in boiling water,
remove, immediately dry off with a clean towel. this only works about twice. some strings
take better to this process.
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