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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Larsen Soloist 4 4 Cello A String Medium Alloy Steel
Larsen Soloist 4 4 Cello A String Medium Alloy Steel
$52.54
Wittner 7 8 4 4 Cello Alloy Tailpiece w Tuners  Cord
Wittner 7 8 4 4 Cello Alloy Tailpiece w Tuners Cord
$55.25
Larsen 4 4 Cello A String Medium Gauge Alloy Steel
Larsen 4 4 Cello A String Medium Gauge Alloy Steel
$44.96
Viola accessories20 sets Alloy Viola Chin rest Clamp Screw
Viola accessories20 sets Alloy Viola Chin rest Clamp Screw
$55.00
Genuine Pedi Viola Case 15 165 Aluminum Alloy Layer  Black
Genuine Pedi Viola Case 15 165 Aluminum Alloy Layer Black
$290.50
Pedi Viola Case 15 165 Aluminum Alloy Layer Green No Shipping for Others
Pedi Viola Case 15 165 Aluminum Alloy Layer Green No Shipping for Others
$290.50
Pedi Viola Case 15 165 Aluminum Alloy Layer Brown No Shipping for Others
Pedi Viola Case 15 165 Aluminum Alloy Layer Brown No Shipping for Others
$290.50
H1 4 4 Cello Tailpiece with 1pcs Tailgut Tailcord 4 Fine Tuners Aluminum Alloy D
H1 4 4 Cello Tailpiece with 1pcs Tailgut Tailcord 4 Fine Tuners Aluminum Alloy D
$4.43
3 PCs Cello Aluminum Alloy Tailpiece with Fine tuners and Cello Tail guts 4 4
3 PCs Cello Aluminum Alloy Tailpiece with Fine tuners and Cello Tail guts 4 4
$49.32
5 PCs Cello Aluminum Alloy Tailpiece with Fine tuners and Cello Tail guts 4 4
5 PCs Cello Aluminum Alloy Tailpiece with Fine tuners and Cello Tail guts 4 4
$79.66
New 5 set 4 4 violin parts tail gut bridge tuner aluminum alloy tailpiece E7
New 5 set 4 4 violin parts tail gut bridge tuner aluminum alloy tailpiece E7
$27.00
4 4 cello Aluminium Alloy Tailpiece 4 Built in Tuners+rope new
4 4 cello Aluminium Alloy Tailpiece 4 Built in Tuners+rope new
$12.99
4 4 cello Aluminium Alloy Tailpiece 4 Built in Tuners+rope
4 4 cello Aluminium Alloy Tailpiece 4 Built in Tuners+rope
$14.99
50 NEW 4 4 VIOLIN TAILPIECE aluminium ALLOY 4 TUNERS
50 NEW 4 4 VIOLIN TAILPIECE aluminium ALLOY 4 TUNERS
$69.99
Packlite Aluminum Alloy And Nylon 4 part Paddle
Packlite Aluminum Alloy And Nylon 4 part Paddle
$83.19
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
10 sets black alloy Violin Chin rest Clamp Screw 4 4 3 4 size violin accessories
10 sets black alloy Violin Chin rest Clamp Screw 4 4 3 4 size violin accessories
$22.88
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
Yibuy Zinc Alloy 8 String Mandolin Tailpiece Silver
Yibuy Zinc Alloy 8 String Mandolin Tailpiece Silver
$4.96
4 4 Violin Aluminium Alloy Tailpiece 4 Built in Tuners+rope
4 4 Violin Aluminium Alloy Tailpiece 4 Built in Tuners+rope
$9.99
3 PCs Aluminum Alloy Cello Tail piece 3 4 with 3 PCs Cello Tail guts
3 PCs Aluminum Alloy Cello Tail piece 3 4 with 3 PCs Cello Tail guts
$17.99
2 Pcs 4 4 Violin Tailpiece w Built in Tuners Aluminium Alloy Violin Accessory
2 Pcs 4 4 Violin Tailpiece w Built in Tuners Aluminium Alloy Violin Accessory
$6.99
1 2 Violin Aluminium Alloy Tailpiece w Tail Gut Cord
1 2 Violin Aluminium Alloy Tailpiece w Tail Gut Cord
$7.99
PRECISION BRAND 21026 Music Wire Steel alloy 11 0026 In
PRECISION BRAND 21026 Music Wire Steel alloy 11 0026 In
$6.68
PRECISION BRAND 21037 Music Wire Steel alloy 16 0037 In
PRECISION BRAND 21037 Music Wire Steel alloy 16 0037 In
$5.64
PRECISION BRAND 21014 Music Wire Steel alloy 5 0014 In
PRECISION BRAND 21014 Music Wire Steel alloy 5 0014 In
$14.41
New Aluminium Alloy 4 4 Violin Fiddle Tailpiece with 4 Fine Tuners T1
New Aluminium Alloy 4 4 Violin Fiddle Tailpiece with 4 Fine Tuners T1
$1.51
PRECISION BRAND 21013 Music Wire C1085 Steel Alloy 4 0013 In
PRECISION BRAND 21013 Music Wire C1085 Steel Alloy 4 0013 In
$12.47
High quality Alloy 15 viola tail piece
High quality Alloy 15 viola tail piece
$6.30
New 4 4 violin parts 5pcs aluminum alloy violin tailpiece tuner tail gut 522
New 4 4 violin parts 5pcs aluminum alloy violin tailpiece tuner tail gut 522
$25.90
3 4 Violin Aluminium Alloy Tailpiece w Built in Tuners violin parts
3 4 Violin Aluminium Alloy Tailpiece w Built in Tuners violin parts
$5.69


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