Old Strings

Discussion in 'Ask Janek Gwizdala [Archive]' started by GirouxJB, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. GirouxJB


    Jun 18, 2013
    Manager - Warwick USA
    Hi Janek,

    I remember reading somewhere, not sure where, that you donate your used strings to people less fortunate who need strings. Something along those lines. If this is true, could you please explain and give a little information. I just put new strings on 2 of my basses and would much rather donate the old strings to someone that could use them rather than just throwing them out.

  2. Stev187

    Stev187 Peavey MegaBass Club!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lansing, MI
  3. GirouxJB


    Jun 18, 2013
    Manager - Warwick USA
    Thank you, I will get them sent out tomorrow. Such a great program.
  4. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Contributor- Bass Musician Magazine
    Still accepting strings janek? I've got a dozen or so sets is be happy to send your way. -jake
  5. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member


    I have been collecting strings for this great cause and now have likely 100 sets.

    Is this program still a go?

    Please advise....
  6. RobC


    May 21, 2010
    Yes I think an update on this would be good- perhaps you/they were overwhelmed.
  7. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    my old teacher used to save his used strings for me. i used to boil them, then discovered the denatured alcohol.

    if i had a student that needed them as bad as i used to, i'd pass 'em along. thats probably the easiest way. but not all of us are teachers, so the donation thing may be the way.
  8. RobC


    May 21, 2010
    OK well it look like Janek is back online but no updates to the "We need strings" so it is probably defunct? Ah well good idea while it lasted...
  9. user3653753

    user3653753 Guest

    Jan 28, 2004
    It's not dead at all... We're actually planning a trip to Cuba to hand deliver the next wave of string donations, guitars, and accessories. And we're also going to be giving masterclasses at the music academy there in Havana too.

    The online activity on the website is a little dormant, but that's just because we're so swamped with string donations that have to be cleaned and sorted on a daily basis.

    Look for an update this week.
  10. RobC


    May 21, 2010
    Fabulous. Thanks Janek.
  11. Dragan


    Oct 5, 2009
    Wow Janek, that's a wonderfull thing! Will you come to Bosnia sometime too?