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New/old strings: dangerous?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by MattZilla, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. MattZilla


    Jun 26, 2013
    Going through some old bins, my boss found some strings that are clearly at least as old as I am. Should I even bother with this old steel? Is there much worry that they'll break (being three decades old, I can't say "prematurely") before I've put a hundred hours on them?
  2. hotbass57


    Nov 27, 2011
    Nah go for it. There are guys here that play and prefer strings the older the better. If they're free even better.
  3. Dave Curran

    Dave Curran Lilduke

    Jul 27, 2013
    I'd keep em. You can always go out and buy old style new strings, but not new old stock. Plus I have a love affair for everyday items from yesteryear.
  4. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    It's too bad those old daddario halfrounds aren't the stainless steel versions. Awesome strings.
  5. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Audio Mike Lull Custom Guitars Gallien Krueger amplification Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups
    They could explode with to much tension placed upon them if they very old and past the exasperation.

    Handle with extreme caution.
  6. oysteivi

    oysteivi Supporting Member

    Aug 10, 2013
    Trondheim, Norway
    Sell them as "vintage strings" on eBay.
  7. MattZilla


    Jun 26, 2013
    Welp, the nickel halfs are on the j as the flats are too short for either of my basses. Bummer because the halfs feel tackier than the flats, I hope this changes when they break-in. I really wanted the flats to work out.
  8. MattZilla


    Jun 26, 2013
    Oh, god. The halfs made my fingers stink.