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Post by heavenorlasvegas »

Hey SOS!

if anyone here has any or knows anyone with a bunch of really corroded electric guitar strings, please by all means make an ebay listing and I will buy them.

I'm conducting an experiment on electric guitar string corrosion for a new string company and would be happy to take them off of your hands. Thanks

Roger
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Post by ef37a »

heavenorlasvegas wrote: Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:53 pm Hey SOS!

if anyone here has any or knows anyone with a bunch of really corroded electric guitar strings, please by all means make an ebay listing and I will buy them.

I'm conducting an experiment on electric guitar string corrosion for a new string company and would be happy to take them off of your hands. Thanks

Roger

Hi Roger. I have a few old guitar and bass strings kicking around. Not corroded AFAIK but if you want them PM me and I will pop them in a Jiffy to you.

Dave.
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Post by Dan Bo »

Hi Roger,

I could supply you with a constant stream of them.
I have acidic sweat and my hands eat guitar strings, DM me a I’d be happy to send some your way.

Dan
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Post by Drew Stephenson »

I'd have to take them off my guitars first... ;)
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Post by Chet Leeway »

Try bargain bins in guitar shops. As a young and poor budding guitarist I once bought several packets at a bargain price at a local shop. All turned out to be corroded, which I'm sure is the reason they put them in the bargain bin. At least it taught me to keep tickets.
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Post by sonics »

Have you contacted any guitar repair places. They will see a lot of very old strings.

You could also consider a touring guitar tech that changes strings regularly, but they may not be corroded enough. They will have been used in very sweaty environments in some cases! :)
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