Mudcat Café message #1756131 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #92078   Message #1756131
Posted By: Seamus Kennedy
09-Jun-06 - 12:41 PM
Thread Name: rejuvenating old guitar strings.
Subject: RE: rejuvenating old guitar strings.
Bugsy - yes, I used to do this all the time, before I started buying my strings in bulk.

However, I used to boil them with a teaspoon of baking soda.

Other friends boil them with a teaspoon of white vinegar.

Boil them for about 5 minutes, and pat them dry with a towel;

I now use a string-clceaner called Fast-Fret which i wipe on after each show, and I get a little more extended wear that way too.

I'll send you a sample.