Alloy Strings

Why do my friends guitar strings rust so easily?

We've been wondering why his guitar strings rust so easily. We both buy EB Regular Slinky strings, neither of us use string cleaners, my strings stay perfect for months and months but his strings rust after a week.
And they rust REALLY bad too!

I have a similar problem, and as a chemist I can say it is because I have very acidic sweat. Give him a piece of blue litmus paper to hold, bet it turns red!

My solution is to use Gibson special alloy strings - the high nickel content stops them rusting except for the top 2, you have to keep changing those.

After playing, wipe the strings with a duster, under then over, they will last longer.

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10 PCs Aluminum Alloy Violin Tail Piece 1 2 size with Fine tuner
10 PCs Aluminum Alloy Violin Tail Piece 1 2 size with Fine tuner
$15.99
3 4 4 4 Cello Aluminium Alloy Tailpiece w Tail Gut
3 4 4 4 Cello Aluminium Alloy Tailpiece w Tail Gut
$7.59
Aluminum Alloy 3 4 4 4 Violin Fiddle Tailpiece w Tailgut Tailcord 4 Fine Tuners
Aluminum Alloy 3 4 4 4 Violin Fiddle Tailpiece w Tailgut Tailcord 4 Fine Tuners
$4.27
Cello Tailpiece 3 4 4 4 Aluminium Alloy w Tail Gut
Cello Tailpiece 3 4 4 4 Aluminium Alloy w Tail Gut
$6.64
3 4 4 4 Violin Fiddle Aluminum Alloy Tailpiece w Tailcord Tailgut 4 Fine
3 4 4 4 Violin Fiddle Aluminum Alloy Tailpiece w Tailcord Tailgut 4 Fine
$3.32
White Button 20R 20L Zinc Alloy Semiclosed Tuning Pegs for Banjo Accessory
White Button 20R 20L Zinc Alloy Semiclosed Tuning Pegs for Banjo Accessory
$66.49
62 x 41mm Zinc Alloy Guitar and Mandolin Tailpiece Flower Pattern Silver
62 x 41mm Zinc Alloy Guitar and Mandolin Tailpiece Flower Pattern Silver
$4.63
Larsen Soloist 4 Cello A String Medium Alloy Steel
Larsen Soloist 4 Cello A String Medium Alloy Steel
$69.30
PRECISION BRAND 21011 Music Wire C1085 Steel Alloy 2 0011 In
PRECISION BRAND 21011 Music Wire C1085 Steel Alloy 2 0011 In
$22.45
PRECISION BRAND 21016 Music Wire Steel alloy 6 0016 In
PRECISION BRAND 21016 Music Wire Steel alloy 6 0016 In
$13.71
HOT SALE Adjustable 4 4 SIZE violin Tailpiece Alloy
HOT SALE Adjustable 4 4 SIZE violin Tailpiece Alloy
$3.36
24 sets Alloy black Violin Chin rest Clamp Screw 4 4 3 4 size violin accessories
24 sets Alloy black Violin Chin rest Clamp Screw 4 4 3 4 size violin accessories
$52.00
80 sets alloy black Violin Chin rest Clamp Screw 3 4 4 4 size violin accessories
80 sets alloy black Violin Chin rest Clamp Screw 3 4 4 4 size violin accessories
$158.00
4 4 violin tailpiece Fine tuner Aluminium alloy convenient fine violin parts
4 4 violin tailpiece Fine tuner Aluminium alloy convenient fine violin parts
$0.99
White Button 10R 10L Zinc Alloy Semiclosed Tuning Pegs for Banjo Accessory
White Button 10R 10L Zinc Alloy Semiclosed Tuning Pegs for Banjo Accessory
$34.91
PRECISION BRAND 21008 Music Wire C1085 Steel Alloy 2 0 0008In
PRECISION BRAND 21008 Music Wire C1085 Steel Alloy 2 0 0008In
$37.60
3 4 4 4 Aluminium Alloy Cello Tailpiece Cello Parts w Tail Gut
3 4 4 4 Aluminium Alloy Cello Tailpiece Cello Parts w Tail Gut
$6.55
3 4 4 4 Violin Fiddle Aluminum Alloy Tailpiece w Tailgut Tailcord 4 Fine Tuners
3 4 4 4 Violin Fiddle Aluminum Alloy Tailpiece w Tailgut Tailcord 4 Fine Tuners
$4.17
20 sets black alloy Violin Chin rest Clamp Screw 4 4 3 4 size violin accessories
20 sets black alloy Violin Chin rest Clamp Screw 4 4 3 4 size violin accessories
$45.00
15 sets Alloy Violin Chin rest Clamp Screw 4 4 3 4 size Violin parts accessories
15 sets Alloy Violin Chin rest Clamp Screw 4 4 3 4 size Violin parts accessories
$45.00
Violin Alloy TAILPIECE FINE TUNERS tail piece NEW
Violin Alloy TAILPIECE FINE TUNERS tail piece NEW
$8.95
Carbon Fiber 3 4 Cello Tailpiece Aluminum Alloy for Cello Accessories Parts
Carbon Fiber 3 4 Cello Tailpiece Aluminum Alloy for Cello Accessories Parts
$4.99
4 4 Violin Tailpiece Built in Tuners Aluminium Alloy for Violin Accessory Parts
4 4 Violin Tailpiece Built in Tuners Aluminium Alloy for Violin Accessory Parts
$4.99
15 sets Alloy Violin Chin rest Clamp Screw 4 4 3 4 size Violin parts accessories
15 sets Alloy Violin Chin rest Clamp Screw 4 4 3 4 size Violin parts accessories
$45.00
Violin accessories20 sets Alloy Violin Chin rest Clamp Screw 4 4 3 4 size
Violin accessories20 sets Alloy Violin Chin rest Clamp Screw 4 4 3 4 size
$50.00
20 sets Alloy 3 4 4 4 Violin Chin rest clamp Screw  Violin accessories
20 sets Alloy 3 4 4 4 Violin Chin rest clamp Screw Violin accessories
$18.00
Viola accessories20 sets Alloy Viola Chin rest Clamp Screw
Viola accessories20 sets Alloy Viola Chin rest Clamp Screw
$55.00
1 PC of Aluminum Alloy Cello Tail Piece 4 4 with string adjusters
1 PC of Aluminum Alloy Cello Tail Piece 4 4 with string adjusters
$9.39
New Aluminium Alloy Parts For 4 4 Acoustic Violin Tailpiece with Tuners Black
New Aluminium Alloy Parts For 4 4 Acoustic Violin Tailpiece with Tuners Black
$1.61
5 Sets of Violin String Steel Metal Alloy 4 4 Fiddle strings
5 Sets of Violin String Steel Metal Alloy 4 4 Fiddle strings
$24.43
New 4x Violin Tuners For 3 4 or 4 4 size Made of Copper Nickel Alloy Durable Hot
New 4x Violin Tuners For 3 4 or 4 4 size Made of Copper Nickel Alloy Durable Hot
$2.42
Taiwan PEDI Titanium Alloy Carbon Fiber Elegante Viola Shoulder Rest 15 16
Taiwan PEDI Titanium Alloy Carbon Fiber Elegante Viola Shoulder Rest 15 16
$82.29


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