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Thread #92078   Message #1757052
Posted By: Bob Hitchcock
10-Jun-06 - 09:04 PM
Thread Name: rejuvenating old guitar strings.
Subject: RE: rejuvenating old guitar strings.
I tried boiling strings once, back in the 60's it was, I found a few problems with it and so never did it again. Firstly, puttimg the strings back on was a real pain as I had clipped the ends off after stringing and they did not want to go back quite the same way. Secondly, they started to rust right after I restrung and within a day they sounded worse than before. Finally, when I told the other guys in the band what I had done they poked fun at me and called me a cheap bastard, so I gave up that idea. These days I find if you go to a decent size music store and buy strings by the dozen you can beat them down on price, also you can sometimes find good deals through some on-line retailers.

Bob