NSBD Where do you keep your strings?

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  1. Lake Placid Blue

    Lake Placid Blue Poster Extraordinaire

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    New String Box Day
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    This is an explosives box I purchased recently at an antique fair. I thought it looked road worn enough to be cool. I use one of my dad’s old ammunition boxes to hold my guitar cleaning supplies. I also use an ammunition box to hold my spare guitar parts. Following that theme this explosives box seemed to make sense.
    So, what do you keep your strings, parts or supplies in?
     
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    in the box they shipped in.
     
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    In a cardboard box, in the guitar case of the guitar they go with or one of the zipper pockets in the soft bag I keep extra guitar cables and basic guitar maintenance tools.

    That's a cool box. One word of warning. I used to have a small metal drum in the back of my van. I had a radiation sticker on it that a friend who had worked with nuclear weapons gave me. I was at the mall one day and I got paged over the PA system. I went to the office where I was met by two firemen. They escorted me to my van and asked what was in the drum. I laughed about it but they were dead serious. I showed them that I just had tools inside. They told me to remove the sticker in their presence. I later replaced it with an anti-nuclear sticker I got in Berkeley. Some people don't see the humor. Just thought I'd let you know.

    To bring it back to the strings topic, that drum still has tools in it, but it has all of my old D'Addario string packages that I saved to take advantage of the player's points that I never did anything with.
     
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    I have a cardboard box that I probably have had since 1999/2000. I have always kept them in there for some reason.
     
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    Thanks for the warning. I know some people can take things pretty seriously. The good thing is I never play outside the house so my box won’t leave the house either.
     
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    I keep a spare pack in each guitar case and in my gig bag.
     
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    When you are the guy having to deal with dangerous materials and rely on the stickers to know what's what, you take that really seriously.
    Just saying
    Kind of like gun safety, assuming a gun is loaded is the safest.
    So if a sticker says something is radioactive, you assume it is
     
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    Yeah, but if my car caught fire and he was a first responder and saw a drum with a radiation sticker on it, what would he think? Seeing a box marked explosives anywhere these days might cause some commotion. Great re-purposing of the boxes though!
     
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    On a shelf in a closet. I know, how boring!
     
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    A drawer that has a bunch of random guitar parts. I've been proud of myself that I have 3 unopened sets ready to go until I saw OP's picture.
     
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    Our uk airport security has some electronic nose to tell if you been near explosives of late. I wonder how potent that box is and how sensitive the airport

    Some people in England famously got convicted for having some bomb residue on their fingers, which eventually was understood to be the same chemical used to coat playing cards
     
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    Heard that. If I had the strings OP has, it would be at least a 5 year supply for me, probably more!! I gotta admit, I’m a little jealous of that string collection. Haha. I think I have maybe 8 sets on hand right now, split between acoustic and electric.
     
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    Mine are happy in my bedroom dresser drawer (No I never take the dresser to gigs)
     
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    IMG_0665.JPG in a shoe box
     
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    I like to keep two sets in each guitar guitar case for the guitar they're for. Surplus goes in my little guitar toolbox.
     
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    I have SRV's old string box ( Bill Lawrence string box, the bulk shipping box ) from his estate sale.
    He didn't really endorse the strings he 'endorsed'. (GHS)
     
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    Tubes are in a wooden box similar to that but I beleive it was originally for wine.

    Strings are in one of those plastic things with interlocking flip tops like auto parts are shipped to dealers in but a much smaller version..
     
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    I had a plastic "Homer Bucket" from HD full of those things, ( most were from Evans Drum Heads from my teaching days..they were interchangeable ) I got 'em in just under the wire, lots of neat stuff, including a real nice gig bag, that I gave as gifts. They were not happy that I insisted on the nice things ( "how bout 25 t-shirts") When I made some rumbling noises about how they were probably in a legal gray area ending the program with out sufficient notice, and no expiration on the points stickers (this was around the time that the gift card folks got paddled for having undocumented expirations) they suddenly found the "goodies" . Call'em up raise a stink "I just found 'em..i need some stuff from you or I'm going to Martin..or GHS or..EB."
     
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    Keep mine in the end table drawer next to my dilapidated 1980s Lay-Z-Boy... along with a box full of NOS tubes I salvaged from work and other guitar parts and supplies.

    I keep my soldering equipment and setup tools in the drawer right below that one.
     
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    Very good point. I didn’t think of that. I know the gun safety rule. I used to here my dad repeat it every time he handled one of his guns. So it stands to reason that someone would take a radioactive sticker seriously.
     
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