Re: cleaning strings


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Posted by Karel Kerstiens on February 13, 2000 at 00:34:50:

In Reply to: cleaning strings posted by david kowalski on January 15, 2000 at 22:52:36:

: 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

David:

Use completely denatured alcohol (not RUBBING alcohol!). You can find this in any drug store. You need three chamois cloths (or pieces of t-shirt will work). When your strings start to 'thud', dab a part of chamois cloth #1 with the alcohol. Place chamois cloth #2 under the string (to protect the neck). Taking COMPLETELY-denatured-alcohol-soaked-chamois-cloth-#1, run it up and down the protected part of the string (chamois cloth #2) until that part of the string 'SQUEAKS' annoyingly. Taking chamois cloth #3, dry that part of the string. Repeat until the entire string "SQUEAKS" annoyingly. Move onto string #2. Repeat process. This sounds like a pain-in-the-ass, but believe me, it takes no more than 5 minutes (with practice) and your strings will sound brand new until ya snap 'em. By the way, I boiled my strings once a week until a friend turned me onto this process and I've never boiled another one. The string sounds newer using this process than using the boiling process, too (In my HUMBLE opinion). Worked for me during a 10-year, 5-nite-per-week, hell-on-earth giggin' phase. Good luck - it works -





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