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This is what happens when I break my own rules

I bought a 12-pack box of Dean Markley Vintage 1972 reissue strings. As I've said in previous blogs, you should never buy this many packs of strings at once because what happens is that you'll never get through half the box without some of the strings rusting on you.

Well, that's exactly what happened to me even though I change strings roughly once every 3 weeks to a month. When I got to the 7th pack of strings, either the G or B string was rusted in any new pack I opened. I was able to get maybe 2 more sets of strings out of those 7 remaining packs, having to throw out the rusted G or B strings I found from the other sets.

Dean Markley should really offer the 1972 reissues in 3-packs, but unfortunately they don't.

D'Addario EXL120 strings on the other hand are offered in 3-set packs, so today I bought those instead.

I basically lost about 20 bucks for not following my own rules. Don't make the same mistake. 🙂


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