#1
Hello, this will be my first EVER forum topic posted on this site and to celebrate, I would love to ask every electric guitar player: "What brand and manufacturing year was your oldest pack of strings?" Do feel free to say where you got them and when... PS: Mine were "Fender Spanish Guitar Mastersound Flatwound #50" circa 1969 I found at the thrift store I'm a regular for and they let me have them for FREE!!!!
#2
You're certainly excited to join the forum. Welcome aboard.

Oldest pack of strings? Hmm, the stock string on a Fender 1996 strat, got it for free after it's original owner left the poor guitar in a case for fifteen years.
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#4
Mystery strings on a 30 year old hohner, they were originally steel and wound wtc, but they were so worn down and smooth they felt and sounded like nylon
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#5
Depends on how old the strings on the pawn shop guitars were. But a friend of mine who no longer plays had an ibanez gio with like 2 year old strings on it, and i played it. sounded much better after a re-string.
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#6
I know you specified guitar players, but I'm going to respond anyway. I've been using the same set of flats on my p-bass for about three years now. I'm not changing them anytime soon either--the thump is absolutely bad ass.

This is one of those situations where I think bass and guitar players will have the widest difference in taste. I have to change my rounds every couple of months or the tone makes me miserable, but bass flats only get better and better with age.
#7
i'm still saving a set of EB slinkies from the 80's in the freezer for later.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
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i'm still saving a set of EB slinkies from the 80's in the freezer for later.

In the freezer?!
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#9
yea then you have to boil them before you put them on.

first time?
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#11
i sold a 7 string that was at least 10 years old with origional POS factory strings, granted it wasn't played much.
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i'm still saving a set of EB slinkies from the 80's in the freezer for later.

How does keeping them in the freezer help with preservation of the strings? I'd love to know.
#13
it keeps them fresh obviously.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#14
A freezer has an extremely low humidity (all the water in the air condenses out to become ice). That's why you get freezer burn, all the moisture gets sucked out of it.
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#15
my dad passed and left my his yamaha 12 string acoustic guitar. strings must be about 20 years old on that
#16
The school had a guitar back from the lawsuit timeframe when brands ripped off Fender or Gibson (one of the two). The thing was an antique and the strings were oldddddddd
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