What is the shelf life of synthetic strings?

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  1. Snipergene

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    Just wondering how long non-gut strings would last sitting on the shelf in the package? I would think they would get dry and brittle at some point.
     
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  3. Blade0324

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    Not as long as the shelf life of twinkies. ;)
     
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  4. Steve Huff

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    If stored out of sunlight and out of extreme temperatures, the strings will outlive you and me.
     
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  5. tennis005

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    These strings will last a long time, especially in a airtight bag. If I had some synthetic strings in my house, they wouldn't outlive me. Right before I die, I would destroy them and say"I told you these strings would never outlive me!:twisted:"
     
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  6. rogernext

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    i just strung a 1994 string. it works fine.
     
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    Not if you had a heart attack the moment before you lit the match.
     
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  8. GS

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    A friend of mine just strung up a set of Imperial natural gut that was sitting in a guy's car for almost 20 years. It's still playing fine after 3 months. I'm pretty sure it was sealed in plastic all those years.
     
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  9. leafscat

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    Forget the string. I can afford new string. What kind of car is your friend driving ;-)
     
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  10. GS

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    I know already that you won't believe me, but that set of string was sitting in a Porsche 911 for 10 years, and in an Audi for at least 8. The owner was just a lazy guy who didn't play much, but he always used natural gut, which never broke on him.
    Now I have to ask him if that set of gut was really sealed all that time....
     
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