Will my roundwound strings "die" even if I put them back into their packaging?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by MovingPitchers, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. I strung up one of my basses with the only set of Rotosound Swings. I didn't like the feel nor the sound it made, so I was thinking of taking them off and storing them away again if I ever need them again. They're like $25 a set and it'd be a waste to throw them away.

    Rotos come in individual paper packagings, but if I put them back in, tape up the openings, will they still oxidize and die out?
  2. JustForSport


    Nov 17, 2011
    If they didn't get a lot of salty sweat into the winds, they should be fine- just drop a small dessicant pack in there with them if you have one avail.
  3. I just strung them up tonight, played for a few minutes, and took them back off.
  4. I always keep extra strings in a Ziploc double-zipper heavy duty freezer bags with a desiccant pack to keep them dry.
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