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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Tym2cu_bass, Feb 20, 2004.
How often should u clean your strings?
also, how is a good way to do it?, yes i know u can boil them
When you think your strings sound dull, soak them in rubbing alcohol overnight (better put on another set while doing this, to keep tension on the neck).
Lot's of info if you do a search, or look here: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=57229
How often "should" you clean your strings? I guess it depends, because I sure have never cleaned my strings before.
As often as you play.
I personally wipe my bass down before during and after each performance. Also wash your hands prior to playing, this will give your strings a longer life.
I use small alcohol swabs to clean my strings, individually, not the fretboard, just the strings.
Unfortunatly the link in the FAQ is not working.....
Check that link at a later date, it contains some very useful info when working.
If I am playing a lot I will just replace them when the start sounding dull. Methyl Hydrate (Gas line antifreze) is also an option although boiling them in that might be dangerous.