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gwscheer
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guitar string bouquet to cheer up the bass player in band Idiopathics; he fell on ice and broke his leg. I was changing my strings the next day so made this; should work with violin strings just the same.  g

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Fiddlerman
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March 6, 2014 - 8:22 pm
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Great use of used strings. :)

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but the one who needs the least."

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Gary

Old strings are also good as picture hanging wire

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LOL! That's nice! I believe it'll help your friend to get well sooner! Good mood always helps! Pass to him the best regards!

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  What a cool idea...and mostly what a kind and loving gesture.  :)

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Really neat idea!

I've always hated throwing away the ball ends, and thought they should be good for something. I see you included them as part of the bouquet.

What a nice and thoughtful gift for your friend. Very cool!smile

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Save your silver wrapped string's. My luthier peels off the silver winding on the string's and saves them in a cup. He has about 5 oz's.

Today's price per oz. of silver is $21.29 usd.

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Great thread!!  I am a tree hugger from way back and love all the re-use ideas. 

 

 

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very nice!  what a great idea!

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That's a lovely bouquet! I'm sure your friend really appreciated that. And I agree with the others who said that it seems a shame to throw out used strings.

Another possible use for old guitar strings is as replacement wire in a cheese cutter. I'd clean the string well with alcohol, first, though.

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