How to get NEW bass strings in 2 minutes! Super bass tip by MarloweDK

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by tek1001, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. tek1001


    Mar 7, 2011
    How to get NEW bass strings in 2 minutes! Super bass tip by MarloweDK

    :hyper: Seems to work, good tip...

  2. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    There have been threads about this already.

    Consensus: Taking 5 minutes to explain a 2 minute process is not good time management.
  3. Dbassmon


    Oct 2, 2004
    Rutherford, NJ
    Very cool! Thanks for posting.
  4. tek1001


    Mar 7, 2011
    You're welcome!

  5. tek1001


    Mar 7, 2011
    Neither is the 15 seconds it took to read your post. :rollno:
  6. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    You must read very slowly.

    Enjoy having your thread moved to the strings section.
  7. tek1001


    Mar 7, 2011
    Whatever, man. You're awesome.
  8. Being of Scottish lineage I love it! - I'll never have to buy strings again! (they're soooooo dear) HOOT MAN!
  9. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    gotta go try that ...
  10. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks.

    Jan 25, 2011
    Camarillo, CA
    How the heck does this work?
  11. icecycle66


    Feb 4, 2009
    I like the sound before better than after.
  12. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    It's like wacking a rug with a stick. Knocks the gunk loose.

    That's my theory anyway.
  13. tek1001


    Mar 7, 2011
    Very possible, good call. [​IMG]
  14. Always wanted to try this out, but was afraid I'd lose something even more valuable: my frets.
  15. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Try doing it over a large sheet of white paper to see if crud is actually falling out of the strings.
  16. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    This is not nearly as useless as boiling.
  17. I remember doing the boiling thing when I was a kid and couldn't afford new strings
  18. TheAnalogKid

    TheAnalogKid Yer Doin' GREAT!!!!

    Dec 7, 2011
    Tacoma, WA
    I hope I'm not the only one here who got that "thrifty Scot" reference! Very good on ya!! However, I still think we Micks have perfected the skinflint stereotype, though. :D:D:D:D

    If it works for you, it works!
  19. I use flats so I don't have crud on my strings. ;)
  20. JehuJava

    JehuJava Bass Frequency Technician

    Oct 15, 2002
    Oakland, CA

    Anyone do this? I'd be curious to see the results. Maybe I'll try...