Cleaning phosphor bronze strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by dangerwr, Aug 23, 2005.


  1. dangerwr

    dangerwr

    Jul 25, 2005
    Boulder, CO
    Greetings,

    I have an acoustic/electric bass (Warwick Alien) and use phos bronze strings. The set that came on the bass were OK to boil and played them to death. I now have a set of DR "Rare" bronze strings and boiling kinda tarnished them.

    The more I play the more tarnish comes off. The strings sound great so it is purely cosmetic. I have not tried denatured alcohol yet.

    Does anyone have a technique??
     
  2. NV43345

    NV43345

    Apr 1, 2003
    I never clean my Phospher bronze strings on my ABG's. I just leave them on forever and while they look dull over time, I found they mellow a bit and have a bit warmer tone.
     
  3. dangerwr

    dangerwr

    Jul 25, 2005
    Boulder, CO
    They do sound better with age. I will just play them until the get flat spots.
     
  4. NV43345

    NV43345

    Apr 1, 2003
    On my Steel & Nickel strings I clean them with Isopryl alcohol.
    I wet the corner of a towel,not soaking wet,just good-n-damp
    and wrap it around the string and run it up & down a few times on each string. :)