My D'Addario Chromes make my hands greasy

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by murdermilk, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. murdermilk


    Feb 5, 2004
    It seems like there is still some factory lubricant on my strings, and it keeps rubbing off onto my hand.

    What gives?
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Yeah, it happens with those strings. Itll go away.
  3. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    If you rub butter on the strings, the problem will go away,
    and they will have that nice thud. Smell good too.

    May save you money if you take your bass to the movies and treat it there while getting popcorn ...
  4. victobass


    Nov 27, 2003
    I noticed that my finger tips were black from a new set of Chromes so I used a Blitz siver cleaning cloth on them and it cleaned them up nicely. It made them nice and slick too! I picked up the Blitz cloth at the grocery store.
  5. Yeah those strings are a mess! It's like they're rolled in gunpowder. The first time I got them I freaked out too after looking at my hands. I took them off, cleaned them and could not believe the amount of crap that was on the rag. After that they were fine, sound good too.