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Chromes coloring my fingers!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by semborg, Jul 14, 2005.


  1. Hey, bought a set of chromes for my fretless today. And they are coloring my fingers black/darkblue.

    Why?, what is it?
    Shall I wipe the strings?

    BTW, Good sounding anyway
     
  2. maybe you are alergic to them? I am allergic to cheap metels and if i wear say a $20 watch my skin turns green.
     
  3. In that case, a piece of paper is also alergic...

    I do not understand this.
    :help:
     
  4. If I wipe the string with a piece of paper, it becomes blue too.
     
  5. Davo737

    Davo737

    Feb 29, 2000
    Syracuse, NY
    I've had this happen with Chromes before (and LaBellas, too). It's just dust from the grinding/polishing process. You can certainly wipe the strings down, but it will all wear off before too long. Nothing to worry about.
     
  6. I think its gone now, thank you.
     
  7. Beefbass

    Beefbass Guest

    Feb 4, 2001
    Yep, this happens. It seemed even more so from the TI jazz flats I've used. Just run a string cleaner over them after you put them on, you should be good to go.

    Or, eventually it will just stop happening anyway. Enjoy! :hyper: