Posted by Mark on February 09, 2000 at 06:02:47:
In Reply to: Re: cleaning strings posted by Nate the Skate on February 08, 2000 at 13:35:48:
Although its a drag, ALWAYS wipe down your strings
after use and don't play bass after eating a burger,
without first washing your hands. These things will
lengthen the life of your strings.
Once dirty however boiling does regain life for a week
two, BUT I can't believe slackening off the strings,
boiling them, then putting them back under pressure is
good for the string's structure. There is bound to be
some slipping of the wrap against the core during this
process and the only strings I've ever snapped were
boiled ones. For this reason I support the use of a
cleaner, whilst remembering to place something under
the strings to keep the claener off the fingerboard.
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