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    From MF leave black marks all over your hands!

    What the hell is that?


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    I only use strings made by big D

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      I Play Um wrote:

      From MF leave black marks all over your hands!

      What the hell is that?


      That's either some manufacturing residue or oxidation. I'll admit I've bought a few sets of their cheap strings in the past, but probably won't again. I do have a lot of guitars to maintain, though.

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      • seahorse
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        The black marks are just oxidation. I used to get that from brand name strings back before they started putting them in sealed packages. I've used MF strings in the past and never had a problem with them. They do feel a little stiff, but I've noticed that with other generic strings too. I use MF strings on my B list guitars.

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      I Play Um wrote:

      From MF leave black marks all over your hands!

      What the hell is that?


      I have not. I have used many different brand and keep coming back to DAddario stuff.

       

      EXP's on my acoustics.

      http://www.daddario.com/resources/jdcdad/images/products/da\_prod\_EXP11\_main\_2.jpg

      electrics

      http://www.daddario.com/resources/jdcdad/images/products/da\_prod\_EXL110\_main\_2.jpg

      My Godin 5th Ave is loaded up with these jazz style string for the plunky plunk

      http://www.daddario.com/resources/jdcdad/images/products/da\_prod\_ECG24\_main\_2.jpg

      I forget what I use on my mandolin and bass, but I have a couple of spare pack of these around too.

       

       

       

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        I Play Um wrote:

        From MF leave black marks all over your hands!

        What the hell is that?




        Chinese smog sticking to the freshly made cheap-o strings at the factory.  Six weeks later, you wipe off the chinese smog residue.

         

         


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        • I Play Um
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          ****************s nasty thats for sure.













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