What's the best way to store strings? I've bought bulk strings before and I realize because I take quite awhile to use up a box of strings the latter sets can be slightly rusted already. I usually just place them in my cupboard in my study. So is there a proper way to store my strings so that they'll be perfectly fine when I eventually use them?
Thanks so much for your advice!!
I've run into the same problem. Even though I don't buy "bulk strings", I do store them for a long time sometimes. I think some strings rust or corrode faster than other strings depending on quality, materials, packaging, & manufacturer. I'm guessing it may also run into the untouched by human hands thing. I don't know if all manufacturers are careful about that when packaging strings. They obviously should be!
If you have a new set of strings unopened & sealed in plastic from a good manufacturer and stored in a decent environment, they should last a very long time. If the plastic package they come in isn't airtight, put them in one that is.
I've opened a new set of strings after storing them for a long time and they sometimes exhibit a few dark spots almost like finger prints on them.
I know of at least one manufacturer that advertises their strings "Designed to be in factory-fresh condition for you as they are packed in special corrosion resistant sealed packaging."
This will be a good tip for people to provide feedback on by email. I'll update the tip if I get more good advice.
Bob, Gman ( o )==#
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