Recycling strings

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packrat
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Recycling strings

Post by packrat » 25 Jan 2018, 22:07

I've just been on a bit of a mission getting new strings onto some basses languishing with old shopworn ones[1]. During the process, I've been exhorted by various D'Addario packets to recycle the old strings.

How exactly would I go about *doing* that? Any suggestions for Sydney?

[1] During which I managed to end up needing to shave a yak/completely disassemble a Steinberger Synapse bridge in order to attach the last saddle which had come unscrewed from the tightening knob. Great engineering to observe but *way* more trouble than I wanted to go through to change strings.

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Re: Recycling strings

Post by BazzBass » 26 Jan 2018, 12:30

I know Cuban musicians are crying out for strings. Maybe we can send a bulk shipment? I'm about to re-string three basses, and the strings on them are still in good shape.

what say ye?

or is there a local group in need ?
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Re: Recycling strings

Post by packrat » 26 Jan 2018, 13:19

I’ll keep that in mind for some things but I’m guessing Steinberger double ball strings or stuff I cut to pull through a bridge aren’t so useful.

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Re: Recycling strings

Post by irvinz » 26 Jan 2018, 18:57

The recycling scheme is limited to the states. But there was a guy online recycling strings and sending them off to the less fortunate. I’ll see if I can look up a link

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Re: Recycling strings

Post by BazzBass » 27 Jan 2018, 12:46

irvinz wrote:
26 Jan 2018, 18:57
The recycling scheme is limited to the states. But there was a guy online recycling strings and sending them off to the less fortunate. I’ll see if I can look up a link
that'd be perfect, tho I'll have to remember not to snip em at the bridge when removing them hehe
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Re: Recycling strings

Post by packrat » 27 Jan 2018, 13:39

Maybe if I’m changing enough, I’ll carry them over to the states and recycle there.

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Re: Recycling strings

Post by rodl2005 » 27 Jan 2018, 16:27

I'd be keen to get a bulk shipment going to Cooba. If it's at all possible
I used to send all the discarded coloured pencils from my school to someone who'd then send em to Australian outback communities that'd use and appreciate em
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