I thought my strings were going dead... I was wrong.
So for quite a while I was replacing my strings about twice a month. I practice a few nights a week for an hour, maybe more. I would purchase new strings every payday from the local music shop. It wasn't to big of a deal to me to keep the sound I liked. Two sets a month seemed a little extreme but whatever.
I had used a peavey 15" combo, black widow 150 watt (I think) and more recently been using a fender rumble 75. Brand new EB slinkys would seem to go dead after about two weeks.
A few months ago I put together a little stack. An eden E300 with an swr workingman's 410T. The day I brought the amp home I also picked up a set of EB power slinkys. I have not changed my strings since!
I was wondering exactly why? Are the power slinkys made of magic? How could they last so much longer?
I think the answer is in the rig!
I've used the slinkys on every bass I've ever played. Which really isn't that many. A couple of squier P basses and a dean and ltd both with the double humbucker configuration. Im not a rich man. Although I did spend enough on strings over the past few years to have a couple nice fenders... damn. Anyway I've tried a couple other brands of strings, but, never really dug them. I really like the way the slinkys sound when they are brand new. The power slinkys are awesome strings. They sound way meaner than super or regular. But now I kind of have to start trying other strings again to see how they sound on this rig! Crap!
I am so stoked I have found a way to keep the new string twang!
I run the amp flat most of the time. Maybe a little cut on the bass. Maybe a little contour, sometimes not. Squier VM P, tone full up, or down for the dub stuff.
Just had to share.