Re: a string myth for you all
- From: "David Hajicek" <hajicek@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2010 22:15:15 -0500
"Steve Hawkins" <stephen.hawkins5@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Ed Lowenstein <elowenstein111@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in news:cc2635e6-5023-402b-
The boiling in water and ammonia sounds interesting. I wonder if thet
would burn all the fuzz off my Elixirs???
Right now I think my McCollum sounds the best with JP's one day after
restringing. The problem is that after 8 hours of playing or so they
sound deader than Elixirs would after the same playing time.
You have the dreaded toxic finger syndrome methinks. I once let a friend
play my guitar after restringing and he left wet tracks on the
The strings sounded like rubber bands. I've run into other people with
same thing to the point where I no longer let people play my guitar before
The boiling trick is one used by a lot Bass players when they are short of
It gets some of the crud out of the wound strings. Don't use ammonia. It
causes copper alloys (bronze, brass) to get brittle. Just use soap.
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