#2
thats the most ridiculous thing ive heard, dont be a tight wad and just buy some
#3
Quote by trigs
thats the most ridiculous thing ive heard, dont be a tight wad and just buy some

No it isn't. Boiling old strings brings back the original tone in them and cleans them.
#4
it seems like a good idewa at first... but after i think about its crazy

buy a new one. its like 5-20$
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thats the most ridiculous thing ive heard, dont be a tight wad and just buy some


That's the most ridiculous thing i've heard, don't be a dickwad and learn to accept new visions and learn new things.
#7
well... wont the water make the strings rust?

even if it doesnt rust, youll have to cut the string to take the string off the guitar/bass. how are you supposed to restring the guitar/bass when its cut and short?
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well... wont the water make the strings rust?

even if it doesnt rust, youll have to cut the string to take the string off the guitar/bass. how are you supposed to restring the guitar/bass when its cut and short?


you dont HAVE to cut them

you can just take them out the same way you stringed them, i always take them out like this, I dont like cutting them

as for the boiling, it doesnt seem a bad idea, is good that you save money, with a 100$ you can buy a decent pedal

just try for 2 minutes first, 5 minutes , then 10, and so on....

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boil them medium heat for 5 minutes...see how they look remember they are metal so once u take em out dry em off u dnt want them to oxidize and wht not
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#10
I have never heard of that in my life.
But, make sure the water boiling, and i would do it for about 10 minutes, then take them out, dry them, and let them sit for a bit.
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#11
how are you supposed to restring the guitar/bass when its cut and short?


thats what i thought....but i suppose its possible, but honestly a good set of strings is like $7. i dont see why you would go through the effort. and even if 100 can buy you a good pedal, making 100 off of saved strings would take a looooong time, given that you should only replace strings every 3 months or so...and i think boiling strings to keep them good for a year isnt a good idea anyway.

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#12
Quote by Shib
I am sure haveing the stove on + water will take up like 7$ anyways..

It isn't worth the effort..


but what if he buys the best/most expensive strings, or wherever he lives is hard to get them, or he would just like to try for an emergengy ocattion?

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#15
I've only been playing bass for half a year and guitar in genral for about a year. I can't believe the amount of people that haven't heard of boiling bass strings!

I haven't tried it but I would presume yes you would have to dry them after so they don't rust
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Quote by Crimsonashes
boil them medium heat for 5 minutes...see how they look remember they are metal so once u take em out dry em off u dnt want them to oxidize and wht not

LOL theres no medium heat boil, theres boil or not boil
#17
Bass players do this all the time. And to the spoiled rich critics, bass strings cost alot more than guitar strings.

Interesting fact, Eddie Van Halen used to boil his strings to get them to stretch out and broken in before he plays that night so they won't go out of tune

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LOL theres no medium heat boil, theres boil or not boil



LOL I was going to say the same thing...Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.
#19
Wouldn't boiling your strings eventually wear them extremely thin (after several times of doing so) and cause the guitar to go out of tune/break easily?

I have never heard of boiling strings before, but it seems logical to do so.
#20
Where are you guys getting $7 from? A good set of bass strings costs between $40 - $70 Australian..
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#22
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So does this work with guitar strings to then, or just bass strings?


ONLY bass guitar strings are to thin that just snape when u put them back on and dude this is a great idea boiling the strings works ( and btw it is easier to take them off then to cut them off!!)
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#25
Use denatured alcohol. Cleans them better, doesn't rust them.

:Edit: Don't boil the alcohol!
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