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Re: Tele pup; what's with the string?

6/24/2004 12:02 PM
Re: Tele pup; what's with the string?
Thanks for all the responses! Off to the grocery and craft store (for string and dye)...
7/30/2004 9:38 PM

It's parcel string, real cheap and the stuff you've seen is just stained by years of smokey environments. It's easy to recreate and the cheaper the string the better as indeed already pointed out, some white string is too good in it's finish. The brownish color is best created using coffee or gravy browning ( caramel ) is best. I put the string on the bobbin after waxing so that the finished product looks like it's not potted and then add some Hoover dust with a paint brush after making the string wrap damp.
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7/31/2004 7:01 AM
Dave Stephens
where do you get parcel string? I've never seen it anywhere....DAve
7/31/2004 2:55 PM
curtis novak

Grocery store get the all cotton stuff some have nylon in them and the are way too smooth.  
8/5/2004 1:20 PM
Maybe it's for protection in case an E string gets hooked over the end of the bobbin.
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