Denatured Alcohol Question

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by chaosMK, Nov 22, 2005.


  1. chaosMK

    chaosMK

    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    How long are you supposed to soak your strings for the desired effect to occur? Half an hour, or a few hours? I have a gig tonight and am short on cash for new strings, wondering if I can pull something off.
     
  2. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Put them in now, but i keep mine in for days because i don't like to babysit my strings. :D I think it work best after about a day, but you may get better results...i have very acidic hands...
     
  3. chaosMK

    chaosMK

    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    These were brand new strings about a week ago. But that night I was being Bartender for my friends and squeezed a few limes before playing. I washed my hands, but the acid from that must have killed my strings.
     
  4. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    yeah, i would go ahead and do it.

    :)
     
  5. T. Brookins

    T. Brookins Supporting Member

    Put 'em in a bottle and shake it.

    5 minutes.
     
  6. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Yeah, no kidding! Another cool thing would to get one of those cheap jewelry cleaners (it vibrates the contents)....

    :)
     
  7. chaosMK

    chaosMK

    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    Worked like a dream. I soaked them for about 30-40 minutes with some shaking at the beginning and end. The strings went well, but the show was nearly a disaster!
     

  8. Sounds like the inexpensive way to go.
    Thanks for the info.
     
  9. bad_andy

    bad_andy

    Sep 21, 2005
    Omaha, NE
    OK, I'll bite. What happened at the show? :confused:
     
  10. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    He drank the remaining alcohol and played like crap...
    But the strings sounded alive!!