Skin Allergies - Help with Non Nickel Strings

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Re: Non Nickel Strings

Post by beagle » Fri May 21, 2010 10:12 am

I'd probibly use superglue if in a bind but who knows what nasty little chemicals are in it.
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Re: Non Nickel Strings

Post by pins » Fri May 21, 2010 4:49 pm

For me beagle there are probably way more nasty chemicals in all the drink,fags(ciggys !) and other stuff I consume :mrgreen:

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Re: Non Nickel Strings

Post by ash » Fri May 21, 2010 8:00 pm

beagle wrote:I'd probibly use superglue if in a bind but who knows what nasty little chemicals are in it.
No nickel!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Non Nickel Strings

Post by beagle » Mon May 24, 2010 4:57 pm

ha ha... i recon you guys are on to something there. :lol:
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Re: Skin Allergies - Help with Non Nickel Strings

Post by beagle » Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:11 pm

My experiment into Chrome Flatwounds has made no difference at all to the skin allergy so I put a fresh set of EB roundwounds back on my MM last week.
For me it's like an meeting a long lost friend.
Whatever you do... don't put flats on an MM.

The flats have been moved onto my acoustic bass but I haven't had a good play with it yet to be able to judge.

In regards to the skin allergy... case closed. Phew!

I paid a top specialist $200 for a 15 minute consultation to tell me it was a hand dermatitis. $50 prescription of a couple of different hand creams and 2 weeks later it's all cleared up. I'm rather releaved and feeling stupid for having not seen a specialist sooner and putting up with it for so long. It's not a permanent cure but now I've found a good treatment that works.
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Re: Skin Allergies - Help with Non Nickel Strings

Post by john » Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:14 pm

Great news about the skin cream Steve

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Re: Skin Allergies - Help with Non Nickel Strings

Post by Crazykiwi » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:52 pm

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Re: Skin Allergies - Help with Non Nickel Strings

Post by potatoes » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:39 pm

3 page thread about non-nickel strings and no one said warwick black labels (stainless steel roundwounds)?

Rock shop has 'em so they're easy to get and IMO they're really worth the price. My strings at the jam the other week were about year old black labels, to give you an idea. Some don't like the feel of them, you've certainly got to get used to them

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Re: Skin Allergies - Help with Non Nickel Strings

Post by beagle » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:18 pm

That's great if you're still happy with the sound after 1 year.
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Re: Skin Allergies - Help with Non Nickel Strings

Post by foal30 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:42 pm

bathe in potassium permanganate

go vegetarian

get the prick test

do you get asthma or hayfever? If so you are probably going to have to mange it rather than get rid of it

some people now think it's also a symptom of celiacs disease.
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Re: Skin Allergies - Help with Non Nickel Strings

Post by Jazzbass » Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:25 am

foal30 wrote:some people now think it's also a symptom of celiacs disease.
I'm medically diagnosed coeliac and certainly no string allergies here. Work allergies, yes!

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Re: Skin Allergies - Help with Non Nickel Strings

Post by Harley » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:08 am

foal30 wrote:bathe in potassium permanganate.
Hahahaha - we use that stuff to impregnate alumina in gas phase filtration.

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Re: Skin Allergies - Help with Non Nickel Strings

Post by StraitjacketJames » Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:40 pm

potatoes wrote:3 page thread about non-nickel strings and no one said warwick black labels (stainless steel roundwounds)?
I broke a string on my friends bass once, and put a set of those on it. They were horrible. Every string sounded dead.

"What is the cause of pompholyx?
The exact cause is not known. Some investigators consider it is caused by abnormal sweating."

Abnormal sweating? Do I even wanna know? :lol:

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Played an acoustic bass with these on it once, loved 'em. Wish I could remember what the brand was. Started with T, I think. :?:

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Re: Skin Allergies - Help with Non Nickel Strings

Post by StraitjacketJames » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:15 pm

Now I remember! It was a Tanglewood! :D

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