Made in the U.S.A.
All Spool Thread Co. string is made in the U.S.A.
All thread used to make Spool Thread Co. string is made in the U.S.A.
All Spool Thread Co string is “FAT”, on par with other popular string manufacturers “FAT” thickness.
All Spool Thread Co. string is considered extra long. It should measure ~55 inches (~1.4 m). This leaves more than enough length whether you play short string, long string, like to have a rat tail, or have a large loop.
Slippery Slip Knot
Some people complain of having a slip knot that will come loose very easy. We find the easiest way to combat this is a double wrapped slip knot.
- Pull string through loop like you are making a normal slip knot.
- Now pull the same string around one side of the loop, and back through the loop again
- This will create a slip knot like usual, but will notice that the loop actually wraps around the single string forming a lock.
The construction on our Small Batches, Premium Blends, and Hand Dyed string has a more labor intensive process than the process used to make our other string, which leads to it taking more time, and in some cases, more materials.
Like most string, there is a break in period on this string. Unlike most string it isn’t right away. A quirk of this string seems to be a middle break in period. Fresh out of the bag the string feels great, plays great. After some play you may notice it beginning to act a bit funny. Instinct would tell you to swap it out, but I urge you to play through it. Once you break in past that period, your string will become even better (at least in my opinion). This is nylon, and a very durable nylon at that, so these should last you a nice bit of time.
To bring some color and/or life back into your string you can wash it. We recommend doing this manually by mixing some detergent and warm water in a container and washing the strings by hand. Some prefer to throw them in a pocket and wash them in the machine. If you do so, please put them in a pocket that will seal (like a pocket with a zipper). Also note… WE HAVE WASHED ALL HAND DYED STRING IN DETERGENT DESIGNED TO FASTEN THE DYE TO THE NYLON, WHILE STRIPPING ALL DYE THAT HAS NOT BONDED. EVEN SO, IF WASHING WITH OTHER CLOTHING OR GARMENTS, PLEASE USE COLD WATER. HAND DYED STRING CAN BLEED IN WARM OR HOT WATER.
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