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Cleaning coated strings... (Elixirs)

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by My bass in your, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. My bass in your

    My bass in your

    Nov 1, 2003

    I have a band contest next week and I want my tone to kill. My Iby BTB 405 has one year old Elixirs and it sounds like a$$.

    I know should buy new strings, but I can't afford that now. Is there a way to clean coated strings, cuz I can't boil them...

    Greatings from Holland,

    - Haico
  2. soak em in denatured alcohol overnight, i don't expect that it'll affect the coating.
  3. My bass in your

    My bass in your

    Nov 1, 2003
    I used ethanol 85%... 8 hours.
    The coating is still the same. The sound too.
    I learned that Elixirs can't be revived. :meh:

    Well, they are on now for 10 months. Time to change...
  4. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Just find some spare change and get some new strings. Borrow it if you have to. Seriously.

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