Mudcat Café message #3703136 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #92078   Message #3703136
Posted By: GUEST,gillymor
20-Apr-15 - 08:39 AM
Thread Name: rejuvenating old guitar strings.
Subject: RE: rejuvenating old guitar strings.
One other step I use when changing strings is to rub the fingerboard with a fine Scotch Brite pad. This gets rid of the grunge that builds up against the frets and in the grain of the wood and gives the board a polished and fast feel. Be sure to wipe the board down good after doing this and before applying oil.
I tried boiling strings w/ baking soda back in the 70's when 3-4 bucks meant something to me but never noticed a significant difference.