Disposing of old strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Basho, Jul 15, 2003.

  1. Basho

    Basho Guest

    I just switched my strings (not as complicated as I thought it would be) and I was wondering what to do with the old strings. Do I just throw them out? Is there some some bass string recycling plant that I should take them to? What can I do?
  2. mans0n


    Jun 15, 2002
    i suggest throwing them away ...


    you can do what many here on talkbass do (including me) keep them, just incase you suddenly need to go thru 4 sets of strings in 1 day ;-)

    (in other words throw them all away but the best set you have that is used, i would always keep a spare set around)
  3. parrott

    parrott Guest

    Dec 2, 2001
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Quite a few TB members would love to have them. Look for the thread in OT (called "Stuff you don't need" or something like that.) and other ads in Wanted and the like.

  4. Basho

    Basho Guest

    People want my old strings?
  5. miccheck1516

    miccheck1516 Guest

    Feb 15, 2003
    send osama _spears a pm telling him you want to give him strings.
    And mention my name, he might not be so jealous of me then :D
  6. Basho

    Basho Guest

    Ummmm... is that a serious request?
  7. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    Osama_spears (aka Jon) has been begging for old strings and whatnot for a while here. He would appreciate your old strings.
  8. Killdar

    Killdar Guest

    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    You can soak them in denatured alcohol to make them sound just like new if you want.

    Hell, I don't think throwing away strings is good unless they are totally unusable....they can always be cleaned or put to other uses....I made a 3 stringed washtub bass with an incomplete set.
  9. miccheck1516

    miccheck1516 Guest

    Feb 15, 2003
    if you dont mind posting im deadly serious :) He really wants them....
  10. Basho

    Basho Guest

    I think I'll probably keep them for a spare set. Thanks for the thoughts though.
  11. Fleckbass211

    Fleckbass211 Guest

    Mar 20, 2003
    My Room
    Goto wanted and there is a kid I know looking for used strings. He needs them.

  12. miccheck1516

    miccheck1516 Guest

    Feb 15, 2003
    someone didnt spend time reading the entire thread........