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What can I make out of old bass strings?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by lavmonga, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. lavmonga


    Jul 27, 2007
    New York, NY
    I have a huge stack of these things and just feel abd throwing them into a landfill. Thoughts?
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Bracelets, necklaces, maybe try making a new colander for the kitchen?
  3. you can boil them and have alot of spare usable strings. or are they broken?
  4. LarryO


    Apr 4, 2004
    Bite leader for fishing
  5. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    can they be recycled, proper? I wonder.

    Solder the ends together and braid large sections onto each other and make a kickass tow cable.
  6. Hi.

    I remember a thread about a person who collected used strings and sent them to the third world countries in bulk to be used by the less fortunate musicians.

    If You think about it, the strings are probably the hardest item on an instrument to be replaced with something else or to be made by the player. Everything else they can pretty much fabricate.

    If You have lots of them, this is what I'd do.

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  7. +100 to this idea
  8. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    A thong.
  9. MoBeach

    MoBeach Guest

    They can be used as rabbit snares in survival situations, or maybe a garotte?:ninja:
  10. Ask Luca Brazzi :)
  11. lavmonga


    Jul 27, 2007
    New York, NY

    I heard about this but guess what? I checked their site and the ONLY TAKE GUITAR STRINGS! What the F is that about!??!
  12. Hi.

    Instrument racism? :crying:

    On a serious note, perhaps TalkBass as a community could do something about it in US.

    I have thought about doing it over here, but even though we Finns do a lot of third world aid, none of the organizations I know of are the kind I want to work with.

    I do like to throw a hook in the water though. If someone knows someone who could organize such a distribution in any third world country, I'll be in.

  13. TallLankyBastyd


    Jan 31, 2007
    That would only use the G-strings... what about the others?

  14. Tama


    Nov 19, 2008
    Lol Sam
  15. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    depends on how wide the ass is. That said, one case of not wanting to know if it's 17mm or 19mm spacing. Where is that puking emoticon again?
  16. Hi.


    It's a shame really, Atoz has his own, but... ;).

  17. WickedPissah


    Jan 22, 2008
  18. sobie18


    May 5, 2002
    Shaw AFB, SC
    Chuck 'em!!!
  19. ............In the recycling bin.
  20. jarrhead


    May 23, 2009
    Make a kickass fishing line and go deep-sea fishing.

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