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Don't boil strings!!!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Micolao, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. Micolao


    Sep 7, 2005
    I'm surprised that you guys are talking again and again of boiling strings when ther's a more practical and efficient way to clean strings.
    Put the strings in a container with the right amount of alchool, I'm meaning the pink one!!:
    be sure that is 90% of alchool (sometimes you can find a 50% for domestic use) otherwise a little rust can appear, especially with cheap strings...

    this is definitely the best way. ;)
    Try and let me know if you are satisfied... :p
  2. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Denatured alcohol is dirt cheap and lasts forever...doesn't have any water in it, as well.
  3. 59jazz

    59jazz Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma Supporting Member

    3' long piece of 1" pvc pipe. Cap it off on one end and installed a threaded cap on the other. fill with alcohol..............shaken, not stirred.
  4. we know already :p
  5. Micolao


    Sep 7, 2005
    Well, I know you're very smart guys... :p ;) :D

    Maybe not everybody know that :smug:
  6. true true :)
  7. narcopolo


    Sep 12, 2005
    richmond, va
    i didn't
  8. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Okay, what about combining alcohol and boiling?!?>!?!

    Doesn't that sound like a great idea?!?!?!

  9. Micolao


    Sep 7, 2005
    :oops: :eek:

    :D :D :D
  10. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    I've been using this for a couple of years and it works like a charm. I'm buying far fewer sets of strings as a result!
  11. Micolao


    Sep 7, 2005
    Ok, the goal is now to let know this truth to most of the people... ;)

    Strings companies will not be happy :p :bag:
    but anyway... :rollno: strings doesn't last forever... :p :D :(
  12. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    Yeah, I hear you! :)

    I have acid hands, I don't have a choice - I can kill a set in one night! :(

  13. FIRE!!!!!!!
  14. JoshB

    JoshB A great man is always willing to be little. -RWE Supporting Member

    Leave it to you Mr. Ifriedhalfmyfaceoffwithapotatogun. ;)
  15. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
  16. Is that one of those East European names? OK, nearly seriously, now- or at least on-topic:When I do boil my strings, should I take them off the bass first?
  17. Micolao


    Sep 7, 2005
    No, you can boil them with all the bass,
    then take the water and put it all over your body...and you will play like Victor Wooten or whatever you choose...
    It's called "the bass player elixir" :D

    hey, don't forget it...
    It's a trademark :p ;)
  18. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    Should I drink the alcohol before, during, or after boiling the strings, and what kind of sauce should I serve the strings with?
  19. actually, i soak my strings in white spirit, then boil them.
    never had them catch fire.
  20. shameandspite


    Oct 12, 2005
    How do you think they make denatured alcohol in the first place, they boil it, plus an additive to prevent hobo alcoholism. Not to have someone go and take a jar of alcohol and see how hot they can get it, but I think within reason that they'd be safe. Cause you know somebody would try to do it over an open flame.