How do I clean the strings of an electric bass?

Anyone who plays bass knows that everyone determines the length of the strings taking into account the type and quality of the sound they are looking for.
After more or less 30 days of use, we will find that the strings have not only been stretched, but have lost sustain, shine and definition as the oil and sweat from the fingers get into the winding of the string.
That’s why today I’m bringing you a simple and homemade recipe that you can do at home without having to invest a dime in a new string for your bass.


  • cooking pot
  • Container
  • Sodium Bicarbonate (Click here for all the info on your materials)
  • Vinegar (Click here and get all the information about your materials)
  • Rag (click here and get all the information about your materials)

How are you going to proceed?

Step 1: Roll up your bass strings.
Step 2: Add water, 3 tablespoons of baking soda and half a cup of binagar to the pan.
Step 3: Put the rolled strings in the previous mixture and bring everything to a boil.
Step 4: Let the strings boil in the solution for a few minutes.
Step 5: While waiting for it to boil, find another container and add cold water to it (you can add ice to make it cold).
Step 6: After the strings have boiled for a while, remove them and submerge them in the container of cold water.
Step 7: Remove the strings from the cold water and dry them very well with the cloth.

Recommendation: For a better result, repeat steps 4 to 6.

SMART! Now your bass sounds great without investing any money in a new string!

DO YOU HAVE DOUBTS? Here is a video that explains the process in detail.

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