Question for those that soak in alcohol...

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by vision, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. vision

    vision It's all about the groove!

    Feb 25, 2005
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Is there anyone that soaks strings in alcohol using strings with silk winding? I'm looking for some way to avoid having the winding get messy after soaking...
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    That's part of the reason I switched from GHS to D'addarios. That's a tough one. And the only thing I can think of is maybe wrap the silk part in plastic cling wrap. Alcohol may leak in, though. If that doesn't work, then just avoid putting the silk part in the alcohol. Someone should invent a device like a trough for doing that.
  3. I'd imaginge that using a pipe like some do would enable you to have all the silked ends at top, above the level of alcohol. Silk at the ball-end will get soaked though.