Saving Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Quap, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. Quap


    Oct 14, 2008
    Lubbock, Texas
    I strung my bass up with some black tapewounds from LaBella. Not what I was looking for but may want the sound again in the future.

    They've been on the bass less than 6 months and don't get heavy playing.

    Can strings be saved and stored? These weren't cheap.
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  2. Yes, as long as you're careful when uninstalling it, specially with the coiled ends off of the tuner posts. Try to keep them intact by not trying to straighten them too much.

    I use Ziploc freezer bags to store strings in to keep them clean and dry.
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  3. Yes, just exactly what michael_t said above.
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  4. Quap


    Oct 14, 2008
    Lubbock, Texas
    One bag each string or only one bag? Does it matter? Why is the sky blue?
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  5. One medium bag for the set. I also use a sticky note to keep track of when they were first installed, how long they were on the bass and when they were uninstalled.
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  6. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    One bag should do. Not really. Because the composition of the atmosphere is such that when light passes through it, the sky appears blue to our eyes.
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  7. Vinny_G


    Dec 1, 2011
    It's not. :)

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  8. lokikallas

    lokikallas Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    los angeles
    Just beware, used bass string hoarding is a thing. lol
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  9. I have so many used strings...hundreds. I need a micrometer to sort some gauges. Does anyone have an economical recommendation for a digital micrometer that I can sort my strings with? Probably accurate to 1/1000th of an inch (.001") so I can tell the difference between 105 and 100, etc. Bass string hoarding is definitely a thing. I kept almost every bass string for 40 years because my mojo is in those strings! Magical and mystical, oh my!

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