I save em all for if supply chain breaks down and I don't have any cats around to restring. This might be the winter I actually get around to building cigar box guitars too, so they can go on there as well.
Just curious, what kind of strings you recommend for your style. My go to is Ernie ball earthwood mediums. Always thinking about trying heavies but never get around to filing the nut
Cj Picker wrote:Just curious, what kind of strings you recommend for your style. My go to is Ernie ball earthwood mediums. Always thinking about trying heavies but never get around to filing the nut
I've had good luck with Ernie Ball Earthwood (phosphor bronze) strings also. Well priced and they stay playable a long time. I love the sound of Martin strings even more, but they don't last as long and they cost more.
My old strings mostly go into the metal recycling bin.
Two uses I have found:
- Being thin and stiff, they are great for clearing a plugged orifice in various equipment (engines, propane fittings, etc.).
- Because they are a precise gauge, I can use them as tough shims if I need to adjust a tool like pruning shears or loppers. The blades wear under heavy use/abuse and sometimes don't match up well even when sharpened. A shim in the right place gives them a new lease on life.
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