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Has anyone boiled their strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by bkchang79, Aug 9, 2002.

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  1. My friend told me to boil my strings to get all the dirt and grime off the strings. I tried it yesterday and it seems like it's working like a charm. So far I don't see any rusting today.
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I prefer denatured alcohol at room temperature (no heating). There have been countless threads on this. Do a search.
  3. I've heard of people boiling their strings.


    Doesn't heating metal mess with it's structure?
  4. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    denatured alcohol works well for me, usually after long jams. I use to boil sets... alcohol is easier for a fresher sound without having to pull the strings

  5. I always feel bad when someone is so underemployed
    or overextended that you can't afford to
    buy new strings and have to recycle old ones.
    I understand.

    I'll start donating my old strings to charity. :D
  6. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    this has been asked a million times in here, please do a search and you will find more than enough information on this topic.

    mama cass

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