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.
  4. If I wipe the string with a piece of paper, it becomes blue too.
  5. 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: