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Some of the old rags reported Eddie boiled his strings to pre-stretch them. I've tried it. it works, but i found it deadends the strings IMO. Vinegar would really eat up the strings due to the high pH levels. Try plain old water and dry them good.
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I seem to remember this, cuz my mate started doing it with his Bass strings, and he was a Van Halen nut, so it must have been a Van Halen connection somewhere along the line...

I think he said it stopped them rusting once they'd been boiled, but I can't remember if this is true, why that would be, or whether I'm just making it up now, as it was that long ago...

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If I'm not mistaken, Eddie boiled the strings so that they wouldn't have that really bright, new string sound to them.
 

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mikemellow said:
How long do you cook them, and what wine would you reccomend?? :D
LOL :icon_thum
 
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