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is it ok to...........

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by the_majik_bum, Mar 31, 2002.

  1. the_majik_bum


    Jan 27, 2002
    is it ok to take your strings off, and them put them back on? or will it just mess them up? cuz i wanna put this stuff on my fretboard and im not gonna be changing my strings anytime soon.

  2. Yeah, you can do it, I do it all the time when I clean them. Actually, as long as you're taking them off it'd be a good opportunity to clean them. I just stick mine in a jar of rubbing alcohol overnight.
  3. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    Will that add tone back onto them also?
  4. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    That's kinda the idea. I just tried it on some Fender 8250's, and it brightened them back up pretty nicely.
  5. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    I've taken stings off one bass and switched them with another and never had a problem. I choose to never clean my strings anymore (at least when they're off the bass) cuz the one and only time I ever popped a string on stage it was after boiling them for about 5 minutes.
  6. I do it every time i change strings..

    take all strings off, clean + oil the fingerboard, then put new strings on.

    as long as you don't do it weekly it won't hurt..

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