Can strings go bad if unused and unopened?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by blubber, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. blubber

    blubber Rookie

    Dec 27, 2005
    If I buy a pack of string, don't open it or use it, will it go bad at a certain point? If so, than when?
  2. Richie Rich

    Richie Rich Legend

    Feb 24, 2004
    depends on the string. i know people that have stored sealed gut for over a year. as long as the seal is good and the temperature and humity are reasonable there should be no problems.

    i have noticed that strings like tecnifibre nrg, because they are in a cardboard box and not sealed, do get dryer after a while but it doesn't get so brittle that it snaps - just doesn't feel the same.
  3. PBODY99

    PBODY99 Hall of Fame

    Aug 17, 2005
    Gut a natural product has a shorter shelf life than the rest.

    No string likes High heat or exposure to ultraviloet rays, that said most nylon based solid core strings hold up well for over a couple of years, stored properly. A good afternoon in 90 degreee temperature inside your car, could cause problems . :cool:
  4. bsandy

    bsandy Hall of Fame

    Mar 25, 2004
    I'd like to see the test results on this, if it's sealed (and dry).

    This material doesn't just deteriate on it's own.

    Think about what it's function is in the cow, and what other uses it has.

    Have a sausage on me . . . Bud
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2007

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