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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10pcs Strong hard alloy violin Purfling Groove Cutter 12mm diameter drills
10pcs Strong hard alloy violin Purfling Groove Cutter 12mm diameter drills
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CELLO Alloy Tailpiece+Tail Gut 4 4 3 4 1 2 1 4 1 8
CELLO Alloy Tailpiece+Tail Gut 4 4 3 4 1 2 1 4 1 8
$19.99
Silver Tone Zinc Alloy Single Leg Banjo Armrest for Banjo Parts Replacement
Silver Tone Zinc Alloy Single Leg Banjo Armrest for Banjo Parts Replacement
$4.30
1 set electric guitar steel stringnickel alloy wound
1 set electric guitar steel stringnickel alloy wound
$0.99
Larsen 4 4 Cello A String Medium Alloy Steel
Larsen 4 4 Cello A String Medium Alloy Steel
$43.35
Kmise A1196 4 4 Violin Parts Bridge Tailpiece Aluminum Alloy Tailpiece
Kmise A1196 4 4 Violin Parts Bridge Tailpiece Aluminum Alloy Tailpiece
$9.74
Larsen 4 4 Cello D String Medium Alloy Steel
Larsen 4 4 Cello D String Medium Alloy Steel
$61.90
Alloy Material Making Violin Luthier Tool New Redressal Violin Bridge Machine US
Alloy Material Making Violin Luthier Tool New Redressal Violin Bridge Machine US
$12.59
3 PCs Cello Aluminum Alloy Tail Piece with Fine tuners and Cello Tail guts 4 4
3 PCs Cello Aluminum Alloy Tail Piece with Fine tuners and Cello Tail guts 4 4
$31.99
Full Set Mandolin String Replacement Metal Loop End 010 035 Alloy 8pcs C2M5
Full Set Mandolin String Replacement Metal Loop End 010 035 Alloy 8pcs C2M5
$1.97
20 PCs Aluminum Alloy Violin Tailpiece 4 4 Violin parts
20 PCs Aluminum Alloy Violin Tailpiece 4 4 Violin parts
$29.99
4 4 Violin Aluminium Alloy Tailpiece w Tail Gut Cord
4 4 Violin Aluminium Alloy Tailpiece w Tail Gut Cord
$7.99
4 4 Violin Fiddle Tailpiece Aluminium Alloy Black with 4 Fine Tuners Replace
4 4 Violin Fiddle Tailpiece Aluminium Alloy Black with 4 Fine Tuners Replace
$1.79
12 PCs Aluminum Alloy Cello Tail piece with fine tuners 3 4
12 PCs Aluminum Alloy Cello Tail piece with fine tuners 3 4
$49.99
4 4 violin Aluminium alloy tailpiece fine tuner convenient fine violin parts
4 4 violin Aluminium alloy tailpiece fine tuner convenient fine violin parts
$0.99
Alloy Making Violin Luthier Tool New Redressal Violin Bridge Machine Black
Alloy Making Violin Luthier Tool New Redressal Violin Bridge Machine Black
$11.20
NEW Making Violin Luthier Tool Redressal Violin Bridge Machine Alloy Black
NEW Making Violin Luthier Tool Redressal Violin Bridge Machine Alloy Black
$10.68
PRECISION BRAND 21006 Music Wire Steel alloy 4 0 0006 In
PRECISION BRAND 21006 Music Wire Steel alloy 4 0 0006 In
$61.29
Larsen 4 4 Violin A String Soft Alum Spiral Alloy
Larsen 4 4 Violin A String Soft Alum Spiral Alloy
$21.60
MagiDeal 4pcs A D G C Viola Strings German Silver Alloy for 4 4 Viola Parts
MagiDeal 4pcs A D G C Viola Strings German Silver Alloy for 4 4 Viola Parts
$2.91
Set of 4pcs German Silver Alloy 4 4 A D G C for Viola Stringed Instruments
Set of 4pcs German Silver Alloy 4 4 A D G C for Viola Stringed Instruments
$2.91
1 4 Aluminium Alloy Violin Tailpiece + Tail Gut Cord hangers tailgut accessory
1 4 Aluminium Alloy Violin Tailpiece + Tail Gut Cord hangers tailgut accessory
$7.45
B9 New Aluminium Alloy 4 4 Violin Fiddle Tailpiece with 4 Fine Tuners Q4H7
B9 New Aluminium Alloy 4 4 Violin Fiddle Tailpiece with 4 Fine Tuners Q4H7
$1.52
62 x 41mm Zinc Alloy Mandolin Tailpiece Smooth Surface with Cover Silver
62 x 41mm Zinc Alloy Mandolin Tailpiece Smooth Surface with Cover Silver
$4.83
5 PCs Aluminum Alloy Violin Tail Piece 4 4 with string adjusters
5 PCs Aluminum Alloy Violin Tail Piece 4 4 with string adjusters
$14.99
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
PRECISION BRAND 21012 Music Wire Steel alloy 3 0012 In
PRECISION BRAND 21012 Music Wire Steel alloy 3 0012 In
$17.08
5 PCs Aluminum Alloy Violin Tail piece 4 4 with 5 PCs Nylon Violin Tail guts 4 4
5 PCs Aluminum Alloy Violin Tail piece 4 4 with 5 PCs Nylon Violin Tail guts 4 4
$15.99
50 x 41mm Zinc Alloy Mandolin Tailpiece Number Pattern with Cover Silver
50 x 41mm Zinc Alloy Mandolin Tailpiece Number Pattern with Cover Silver
$4.15
Aluminum Alloy Violin Fiddle Tailpiece with Fine Tuners
Aluminum Alloy Violin Fiddle Tailpiece with Fine Tuners
$2.67
PRECISION BRAND 21024 Music Wire Steel alloy 10 0024 In
PRECISION BRAND 21024 Music Wire Steel alloy 10 0024 In
$10.00
PRECISION BRAND 21009 Music Wire C1085 Steel Alloy 1 0 0009In
PRECISION BRAND 21009 Music Wire C1085 Steel Alloy 1 0 0009In
$25.82


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