Originally Posted by Spinal Tapper
I just got a Dean Playmate Acoustic bass for a super low price. Anyways, its used and has old strings. I don't really want to go out and buy new ones, because I like the dull sound I'm getting out of the strings that are on there currently - sounds just like an upright (w/ frets LOL).
My question - maybe a dumb one: Can I just clean the ones that are on there instead of buying new ones so I don't have to put new ones on since I already love how it sounds?
If you love how it currently sounds, why mess with the formula (cleaning the strings)? You'll pretty much be eliminating the dull, upright-esque tone you have right now if you clean the strings. Like flats, some players like the tone that an old, dirty set of roundwound strings provides & the older they get the better they sound (to some, anyway).
Just my opinion...
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