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What can I do with old guitar strings? Answered

Since I started performing semi-regularly I find that I'm getting through guitar strings much more quickly. I feel bad simply throwing my old strings in the dustbin, but the local recycling effort doesn't accept them. So I'm looking for something to do with my old strings. Is there a way to recycle them, or can anyone suggest something interesting to do with them?

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lemonie
lemonie

Best Answer 11 years ago

Well you could use them to garrote people, but I don't think you're inclined to be a killer. Make an acoustic musical instrument: sound box, bridge, frets - show us what you can do? L

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goatgirly
goatgirly

Answer 11 years ago

That's what I was gonna say!

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alffly
alffly

Answer 11 years ago

Now this I like. Might give it a go!

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 11 years ago

Didn't know about them before today (why am I thinking about Myst?) thanks. L

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alffly
alffly

Answer 11 years ago

Garrote people, eh? Hmm... I like it! Best Answer! ;)

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solaralternatives
solaralternatives

9 years ago

They're very strong.. bet they'd make good fishing line leader for bass & catfishin'!

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mwfaniej
mwfaniej

10 years ago

STERILIZE AND MAKE A CHEESE CUTTER.

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iamdan
iamdan

11 years ago

You could always use them for shoe strings, but if ur gonna do that, bass strings would be the better option.

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libraryCat
libraryCat

Answer 11 years ago

Ha, Ha! That's just what I was going to say! Strange.... ;)

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iamtoats
iamtoats

11 years ago

the 3 higher strings are usually rusted, or black and about to rust... so i throw those away. Then i use the others to tie things, or hang paintings. I have lots of strings (have to change them every month or they rust on me!) and lots of artwork.

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gummypaul
gummypaul

11 years ago

Use them to clean out carburetor passages and jets.

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alffly
alffly

Answer 11 years ago

I don't drive, but I could donate a few to people I know who do. Cheers!