GiggityTar
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Join date: Sep 2006
560 IQ
#1
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.
supersolus666
Will poke for coke.
Join date: Feb 2005
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#3
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
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auranos
aka Joe
Join date: Nov 2005
555 IQ
#5
The strings are being oxidized (rusting). It happens.
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neonflannel
Total Badass
Join date: Dec 2006
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#6
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
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Seagull Entourage Rustic Q1
Washburn D-10 N 93'
Jay turser.. i dunno what model.
punkrox101
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Join date: Nov 2006
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#7
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.
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Battery Chicken
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#8
Quote by neonflannel
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
aka Joe
Join date: Nov 2005
555 IQ
#9
Quote by neonflannel
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.
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Jimmy_Page99
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#10
elixir polywebs are amazing. Can get expensive but totally worth it, and they don't stink either.
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GiggityTar
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Join date: Sep 2006
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#11
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
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Join date: Feb 2007
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#12
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.
My setup specs:

Guitars: Fender 50's stratocaster
Old jr accoustic crap guitar.

Amp: Roland cube 20x (Going to probably be traded in for a blues jr soon though.)

Effects: Dunlop gcb-95 wah
Boss dd-6 delay
Battery Chicken
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#13
Quote by 50's strat
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
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Join date: May 2004
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#14
Changing strings on a weekly basis? That is ridiculous. I cannot afford to do that

I tend to change strings every six months, or sooner if a string breaks.
auranos
aka Joe
Join date: Nov 2005
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#15
Quote by 50's strat
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.
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