My strings stink, literally!


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GiggityTar
05-04-2007, 11:50 PM
I just notices today that my strings smell really weird, they also make my fingers smell weird. They've got a metallic type of smell that is frigging strong sometimes. Anyways, I was just wondering if anyone has heard of this before.

thrash64
05-04-2007, 11:57 PM
ya, i have

supersolus666
05-05-2007, 12:00 AM
yea its like that for most of the acoustic strings i get when you sweat it makes the strings wet and they start to smell funny

Blind In 1 Ear
05-05-2007, 12:20 AM
mine do that mostly when they are getting older and when im sweating.

auranos
05-05-2007, 01:09 AM
The strings are being oxidized (rusting). It happens.

neonflannel
05-05-2007, 07:42 AM
yeah, you should probably change them. Get some Elixer polywebs. the nanocoating seals the string so it doesnt oxidize so fast. and they sound friggin awsome. and last forever

punkrox101
05-06-2007, 06:44 PM
i'm experiencing this right now. mostly because i sweat a lot whenever i play guitar. they do affect your fingers to smell. you have to wash your hands everytime after playing. go change your strings. it will definitely help.

Battery Chicken
05-06-2007, 09:26 PM
yeah, you should probably change them. Get some Elixer polywebs. the nanocoating seals the string so it doesnt oxidize so fast. and they sound friggin awsome. and last forever

Agreed and on the plus side you only have to do a re-string a third as much as you used to. On the downside, they cost a crapload more but they are worth it.

auranos
05-06-2007, 11:43 PM
yeah, you should probably change them. Get some Elixer polywebs. the nanocoating seals the string so it doesnt oxidize so fast. and they sound friggin awsome. and last forever

That's assuming that you don't break a string, in which case you might as well have bought the cheapos.

Jimmy_Page99
05-06-2007, 11:50 PM
elixir polywebs are amazing. Can get expensive but totally worth it, and they don't stink either.

GiggityTar
05-07-2007, 12:00 AM
actually Elixir polywebs are what I am using haha. Ive been using them for a long time though but they still sounded good, but yeah I put new ones on yesterday.

50's strat
05-07-2007, 12:47 AM
My 5 year old accoustics strings are all rusted and have the same thing; as people said, its them rusting.

Anyways, do classical accoustic strings rust? I was thinking about getting one someday.

Battery Chicken
05-07-2007, 01:59 AM
My 5 year old accoustics strings are all rusted and have the same thing; as people said, its them rusting.

Anyways, do classical accoustic strings rust? I was thinking about getting one someday.

Dude, 5 years? It's time to change them. I know one guy who changes his on a weekly basis. Jesus 5 Years!!! I was feeling guilty for not changing mine for 4 months.

the spiker
05-07-2007, 11:59 AM
Changing strings on a weekly basis? That is ridiculous. I cannot afford to do that :D

I tend to change strings every six months, or sooner if a string breaks.

auranos
05-07-2007, 12:30 PM
Anyways, do classical accoustic strings rust? I was thinking about getting one someday.

The strings on a classical guitar are nylon, so no, they don't rust.