Use for old cords and strings?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by sublimate, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. sublimate


    Jan 12, 2006
    Anyone got a good use for old cords or strings?

    I mean besides keeping a set around as a backup.
    I've got a bunch of each and I hate to chuck them if they could be put to some use.

    I've used an old E-string to unclog a drain, but looking for something a little more interesting (and less, well, yucky).
  2. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004
    I used to make jewelry out of my used strings. I'm also a model builder and the thinner strings made great coolant hoses for engines. There are tons of uses for them.
  3. theLimeyBrit

    theLimeyBrit Used Register

    Feb 3, 2006
    Longview, TX
    Dead/broken strings make good cat toys. My cat will box with a string for as long as I'm willing to tease him with it.
  4. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
  5. I've got a buddy who plays an EB-2 who loves my old, dead strings. Prefers dead roundwounds to flats... Hey- it's not clogging a landfill... yet.
  6. Skorzen


    Mar 15, 2002
    Springfield MA
    old cords? fix em
  7. Thor

    Thor Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    I build models too. Coolant hoses, hawsers, cables, reefer units, detailing aircraft engines, there is tons of stuff to use them for.

    And here is the wallpaper I have had on my computer for
    2 years. This is an A7 built by my Australian friend and
    bassist 'unharmed'.