|When you buy a new guitar string or a new set of guitar strings, like most things you expect them to look new and pristine. Sometimes however this doesn't happen when you buy guitar strings. Ideally when a manufacturer makes and packages new strings they should be untouched by human hands and packaged in an air tight package. Ideally the store or distributer should have a short shelf life. This doesn't always happen. In this case to the right it looks like a fingerprint was left on the string and it sat on the shelf waiting for a while. If you buy strings in bulk and store them yourself for a long time this can also happen. In that case you can't really return them. If you buy new strings like this return them and consider a new maufacturer and distributer.|
|This is what they look like when installed on a guitar. I've tried to clean it off. Doesn't work.|
There is hope though. If you run into this problem I advise buying coated strings. This is a set of Lifespans installed years ago, many hours of playing, and many years of storage and no rust.
There's a little more info on this subject on my Tip 201.
Bob, Gman ( o )==#
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