1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to post, make friends, earn reward points at our store, remove most ads and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Cleaning Nylon Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by NoNoise, Apr 7, 2005.


  1. NoNoise

    NoNoise Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2005
    New Jersey
    This is probably a stupid question, but what should I use to clean nylon strings? I use some formula to clean my other strings, but I'm afraid to use it on nylon unless someone tells me it won't eat them away or something. Thanks.

    btw: they are la bellas if that matters any.
     
  2. ONYX

    ONYX

    Apr 14, 2000
    Michigan
    You can just wipe them down with a damp ( slightly moist-NOT soaking wet) towel. You don't necessarily have to use alcohol or other types of solvents.

    I haven't used nylon wound strings in a long time, but I seem to remember that I'd wipe mine down with naptha. That was probably overkill and I wouldn't recomend doing that today.
     
  3. NoNoise

    NoNoise Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2005
    New Jersey
    Thanks for the reply. It is most helpful :)