yellow coloring developing on my d string

February 22, 2005 at 01:48 AM · a yellow-brown coloring is developing on my d string and ONLY my d string. this is the second d string in two weeks to have this. i use pirastro obligato, b/c they are supposed to be good for temperatures and sweat, so i dont know why this is happening. what is this yellow coloring and why is it only happening on my d string?

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February 22, 2005 at 04:03 PM · Hi,

That is possible. If it is a Silver D, it is just probably tarnishing. That's the only explanation that I can think of. Nothing to worry about.

Cheers!

February 23, 2005 at 03:20 AM · hey, teachers always ask you to get different colors, well now you have.

February 23, 2005 at 05:54 AM · I think I have the flu.

February 23, 2005 at 06:07 AM · Yes this has happened to my D string as well. The sound quality hasn't diminished however, so it's nothing to worry about.

(I wonder what happens if you spraypaint your strings?)

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