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New/old strings: dangerous?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by MattZilla, Nov 19, 2013.


  1. MattZilla

    MattZilla

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    Going through some old bins, my boss found some strings that are clearly at least as old as I am. Should I even bother with this old steel? Is there much worry that they'll break (being three decades old, I can't say "prematurely") before I've put a hundred hours on them?
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  2. hotbass57

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    Nah go for it. There are guys here that play and prefer strings the older the better. If they're free even better.
     
  3. Dave Curran

    Dave Curran Lilduke Supporting Member

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    I'd keep em. You can always go out and buy old style new strings, but not new old stock. Plus I have a love affair for everyday items from yesteryear.
     
  4. Gorn Captain

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    It's too bad those old daddario halfrounds aren't the stainless steel versions. Awesome strings.
     
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  6. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

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    They could explode with to much tension placed upon them if they very old and past the exasperation.

    Handle with extreme caution.
     
  7. oysteivi

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    Sell them as "vintage strings" on eBay.
     
  8. MattZilla

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    Welp, the nickel halfs are on the j as the flats are too short for either of my basses. Bummer because the halfs feel tackier than the flats, I hope this changes when they break-in. I really wanted the flats to work out.
     
  9. MattZilla

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    Oh, god. The halfs made my fingers stink.
     

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