#1
Has anyone ever tried flipping their strings upside down? Like the "away" or "up" side to them, you just put that used side against the fretboard! If this works I'm a genius!

Let me know how it goes for you guys
#2
Yeah sure thing. Ill get right on that.
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#4
EJSocket, everyone except you already knew that.

Even people who don't play guitar knew it.
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#5
Are you serious? Just out of curiosity, explain to me how you think this is going to extend the life of guitar strings?

All I can imagine that this is going to do is expose your frets to the rough edges of the string and speed up the progress of fret wear whilst simultaneously doing nothing to reduce the tone loss that's caused by the corrosion and the build up of dead skin and sweat on the string.
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#6
rumour has it that wiping them off with a clean cloth works fairly well.

dude are you that broke that you have to worry about this
#7
What? You do know that corrosion over the whole string, not just the top right? Unless your strings are rectangular your sweat and dirt will affect all sides of the string. I know a better solution. Right, so you get your old strings, and then you throw them out and put new ones on.
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Has anyone ever tried flipping their strings upside down? Like the "away" or "up" side to them, you just put that used side against the fretboard! If this works I'm a genius!

Let me know how it goes for you guys


#10
Yeah, I hate buying new strings.

What I tend to do is run a bead of weld down the length of them and then file them back to the original diameter. It's a bit tricky at first but I can now do it without taking the strings off the guitar.
#11
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Yeah, I hate buying new strings.

What I tend to do is run a bead of weld down the length of them and then file them back to the original diameter. It's a bit tricky at first but I can now do it without taking the strings off the guitar.


Do you run the bead all at once, or do you do spot welds first?

Would welding them to a particular fret make a capo unnecessary?
#12
I've found that applying a liberal glob of KY Jelly to the fret board and rubbing up and down the neck vigorously helps straighten up the neck of a guitar. I'll have to try this flipping the strings upside down trick. I wear my strings out pretty quickly with all the rubbing I do these days.
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Has anyone ever tried flipping their strings upside down? Like the "away" or "up" side to them, you just put that used side against the fretboard! If this works I'm a genius!



Have you tried this with toilet paper?
#14
this is one of those times where i really REALLY hope we are getting trolled. i mean REALLY.
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