I use mosty use D'addario PB strings, wound on steel, of course.
D'addario frequently boast of their recycle programme but it doesn't apply in the UK.
I've just read open the AGF that in the US there is a charity called "strings for hope" but I'm unaware of anything similar in the UK.
I now have two large shoe boxes stuffed tight with old strings and I suppose I could try the local recycle centre, but they have been getting increasingly picky (sic) of late, and I'd really prefer to pass them to a charity of some sort.
Posting them abroad is impractical.
Does anybody know of any charity or what4ver, who could use these?
This is something that has bothered me for a while! It's a shame D'Addario don't run their programme in the UK.
At the start of this year a friend of mine took a few packs of my old strings to a charity called Headway in Suffolk. A few weeks after that I parcelled some more up and sent them to the charity's Stowmarket hub. They were using them to make jewellery as part of the rehabilitation process for people who have had brain injuries. I don't know whether they're still running that jewellery making course - I just phoned the Bury St Edmunds office but they didn't seem to know anything about it, and said that the Stowmarket hub is now closed.
There must be other charities out there that would have a similar use for old strings, or perhaps some other people who make jewellery out of old strings. It's just finding people/getting in contact with them that is the difficult bit!
There is a guy on Instagram who turns strings into jewellery.
You dont stop playing when you get old, you get old when you stop playing! Fender DG5 Tanglewood DBT SFCE TBL Tanglewood TU13M ukulele Brunswick BU4 B Baritone ukulele Jose Ferrer Estudiante classical (bridge is lifting) Valencia VC204H classical
minorkey: How do you get a coloured background behind your profil pic?
Nov 6, 2019 12:39:39 GMT
minorkey: I studied sheep husbandry at university, did really well, came away with a B A A...
Nov 9, 2019 12:06:07 GMT
walkingdecay: My son's description of being drunk: "I feel as if I've suddenly got three eyes and I can only see through one of them at a time." The lad should write, he really should.
Nov 11, 2019 9:49:34 GMT
curmudgeon: I went to see a specialist about my short-term memory problems. The first thing the bugger did was make me pay in advance!
Nov 11, 2019 19:42:24 GMT
curmudgeon: Barman: "I’m sorry, we don't serve time travelers". - A time traveler walks into a bar.
Nov 11, 2019 20:30:17 GMT
minorkey: A horse walks into a bar. The barman says 'sorry we don't serve your kind'. The horse replies' oh so what kind of horse do you serve?'
Nov 11, 2019 20:45:02 GMT
ocarolan: Man walks into a bar. Shoulda ducked.
Nov 12, 2019 10:29:46 GMT
minorkey: Mongoes into a bar. Barman says Sorry we don't serve fruit juice here"
Nov 12, 2019 14:21:56 GMT
curmudgeon: A bar walks into a man - no, that's wrong - frack to bunt. I'll start again .... oh never mind.
Nov 12, 2019 15:58:30 GMT
curmudgeon: A Pun, a limerick and a double entendre walk into a bar ..... no joke!
Nov 12, 2019 16:02:32 GMT
minorkey: A man tries to walk into a bar, but he can't get in for all the other people trying to get into the bar
Nov 13, 2019 8:03:55 GMT
colins: Horse goes in to a bar, barman says 'why the long face?'
Nov 15, 2019 10:19:44 GMT
curmudgeon: An Amnesiac walked into a bar .....can't ...remember ....why ....
Nov 15, 2019 15:23:04 GMT
ocarolan: An ancient Roman walks into a bar, hold up two fingers, and says, "Five beers please."
Nov 16, 2019 9:10:54 GMT
walkingdecay: Just listening to some Bernstein played to perfection by Sophie Mutter. I heard something new, a sort of perfectly pitched ullulation that the violin seemed to float on. It was magical. Turned out I was hearing the sounds caused by a running tap.
Nov 16, 2019 20:46:13 GMT
ocarolan: ..can't tell tap talk from Mutter eh Pete?
Nov 16, 2019 22:36:50 GMT
walkingdecay: Teehe! I now have deep respect for the musical abilities of plumbing. Any future house move will be dependent on how well the pipework auditions.
Nov 18, 2019 9:52:41 GMT
minorkey: My fellows, we need a name for this device our friend invented for storing large amounts of water to be retrieved with a bucket. Any ideas? "Well..." That's it!
Nov 19, 2019 16:36:03 GMT