Harmony Central Forums
Announcement Announcement Module


Harmony Central has “soft launched” our new mobile experience this past week. While we have done extensive testing, we know that with a community as large as HC that there will be items that surface that will still need to be addressed. We are asking that you utilize the thread belowto report any challenges you may encounter. Here are the things we request you provide: A brief description of the issue, the device and operating system version you were using, the browser and version, screen resolution, and a screen shot of the display.
Thanks for your patience as we work towards the best experience we can provide to our community.

See more
See less


Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse

Conversation Detail Module
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts


    When I was packing to move I found several sets of light gauge strings that had probably been stored for    about 10-12 years still in the box.  I was wondering if strings have a SHELF life when not placed on a guitar.  Never heard that brought up as a topic and was really curious.


    BigAl :manhappy:



    <div class="signaturecontainer">Instruments:<br><br><br ><br>Luthier (Antonio Aparicio AA100) LU105 Classical<br>Custom Dreadnaught Solid Hog b&amp;s<br>Mastercraft Bluegrass Mahogany Banjo<br>Ibanez ART100 All White Lektickel Guitar</div><br>Blueridge BR143 spruce top solid hog back and sides

  • #2
    Ive come across really old sets that were fine and some that were not. If theres very little or no corrosion theyed be worth a try.


    • #3

      It'll be the unwound strings that go bad.  Or maybe it's that they all corrode, but that you can't feel it so much on the wound strings.  I got some old ernie balls in a swap and they sounded just like new strings, but I immediately wanted to replace the B & E.  That's been my only experience w/ old strings tho'.   


      • #4

        The only thing that could hurt them is corrosion, and that would probably show. If they look okay, they are probably okay.


        It's not going to hurt anything to try them.

        Proud reject from the HCAG Civil Posters Society, Martin snob, vitriolic sociopath, and tantrumist