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    Rachel Redman
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    Almost all of my white nylon strings from Vanderbilt are starting to turn a strange shade of yellow. Now, I know that I’ve changed them within the past year, and some of them have been changed six months ago or less. Anyone know what the problem is?

    #71010

    Stop eating cheet-os before you practice!

    They might be changing due to light exposure. Change them again. Many nylons are not so good after just 6 months.

    #71011
    Rachel Redman
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    Very funny.

    Seriously though, I keep a dust cover on the harp any time I’m not playing it; would light exposure really turn them colors that easily?

    #71012
    Rachel Redman
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    Also, what would your recommendation be for a better nylon string? Maybe the Vanderbilt strings are just fine and I happened to get a dud…or a lot of duds? Hmm.

    #71013
    Tacye
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    Do they sound fine?

    #71014
    unknown-user
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    I had one gut string which faded to a yellow-ish color on my pedal harp. Only a few weeks later it broke. I had no idea why and it was only one string, now that it’s been replaced it hasn’t happened again.

    Perhaps ordering another set of strings? But as Tayce said below, if the sound is good does it matter? I have no idea what would cause the strings to yellow, in my case my harp is also completely away from the sun and none of the other strings changed so I don’t think it could be light exposure! I hope you find a solution!

    — Natalie

    #71015
    Rachel Redman
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    Tayce, from what I can tell they do sound fine. It isn’t really a big deal; the only reason I asked was to make sure there were no problems and that I was taking good enough care of them. At the rate my Troub eats strings…

    Thanks for your helpful advice, Tayce, Saul and Natalie! I really appreciate the advice and feedback.

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