#1
It works. I dont know how long they will last, but it worked for now and may hold me off untill christmas.

Point of thread - It will work as a temporary substitute. I added a Ts. of salt to my water, dont know if it helped or not, but everything Ive ever been taught told me it would "draw" out the ick.
#2
hunh????
I'm confused.
Why did you boil your strings???
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#3
There's a bit on this in FAQ. If you can't buy new strings, its a way to extend the life. However its a quick fix that only lasts a very short time and cannot be repeated.

Also the pot you boiled them in is now officially kaputt for cooking btw...
#4
add cayenne pepper, it gives your tone a needed punch.

the old people at Philmont had just boiled their strings over and over since the 70's, I could almost feel them dissolving while I played.

the only time I tried this, I was stupid and added oil to get it to boil right. it still kinda worked, but it didn't sound too new.
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#5
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There's a bit on this in FAQ. If you can't buy new strings, its a way to extend the life. However its a quick fix that only lasts a very short time and cannot be repeated.

Also the pot you boiled them in is now officially kaputt for cooking btw...

what happens to the pot?
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#6
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what happens to the pot?

I still use mine.

I think it's just the oil from your hands and the dirt, the first time I made soup with it afterwards the food tasted fine.
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#7
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I still use mine.

I think it's just the oil from your hands and the dirt, the first time I made soup with it afterwards the food tasted fine.



So you had money for soup, but not new strings?
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So you had money for soup, but not new strings?

your name is very suitable.

but I didn't pay for the soup.
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#10
There's some oxidation involved which doesn't always mix well with aluminum and other metal pots. God help you if you use a Teflon coated one. It will remove the Teflon in flakes.
#11
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There's some oxidation involved which doesn't always mix well with aluminum and other metal pots. God help you if you use a Teflon coated one. It will remove the Teflon in flakes.



bass strings can compromise Teflon?!?
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#12
i dont think the bass forum is the right place for a woman and cooking joke now
but whats the exact occurence fo what will happen to the pot?
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#13
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There's some oxidation involved which doesn't always mix well with aluminum and other metal pots. God help you if you use a Teflon coated one. It will remove the Teflon in flakes.

steel pan, steel strings.



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i dont think the bass forum is the right place for a woman and cooking joke now
but whats the exact occurence fo what will happen to the pot?


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#16
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Why did the woman cross the road? Better yet, what was she doing out of the kitchen?

I foresee the ban cometh...
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#17
I boiled my strings before a gig yesterday. Then I added Dunlop 65 String conditioner. Although I fear it's a very short fix, it sounded amazing! Wait... or was that my amp? Whatever happened, I was promised sexual favors after my show....
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#18
I have a special pot for boiling mine in. It was teflon coated...

I've mentioned my recipe before, I know it works, 'cos I'm a cheapskate and do it with guitar and bass strings regularly.

And you can boil a set more than once.
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#19
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I have a special pot for boiling mine in. It was teflon coated...

I've mentioned my recipe before, I know it works, 'cos I'm a cheapskate and do it with guitar and bass strings regularly.

And you can boil a set more than once.

is every time it sounds too old for 30+ years good though?

because something severely felt wrong about strings that old to me, it may have just been the age though.
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#20
^ Yeah, realistically, there will come a point when the metal just won't do any more. The set on my Rick copy are over 10 years old (and I got them second hand for free, from a mate...), and they do possess a certain 'flatwound' quality. Not bright by any means, but they feel really smooth...
#21
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^ Yeah, realistically, there will come a point when the metal just won't do any more. The set on my Rick copy are over 10 years old (and I got them second hand for free, from a mate...), and they do possess a certain 'flatwound' quality. Not bright by any means, but they feel really smooth...

yeah, that sounds right. thanks.
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