Warwick red labels = they never die???
Here's the story, I recently acquired a warwick bass 4months ago and have been playing it extensively. The ex owner claimed that they were warwick red labels and they have been on the bass for awhile.
It sounded pretty bright so I thought id change it to DRs or super slinkys as soon as it died.
The funny thing is, its been 4 months since and the feel and tone of the string is still almost like it came out of the package.
I personally played fat beams for a long time, but changed over to super slinkys recently because they have a better midrange...but they die really fast. Still superb for fingerstyle but not suitable for slapping and they get really rough on the fingers.
From what Ive read on the internet, no one seems to like warwick strings. But my experience seem to be totally opposite.
I was thinking maybe the owner made a mistake, so I opened up another set of red label he gave me to compare with the strings on the bass. They are indeed the same strings, with similar winding, gauge and bearings.
I have recently been applying GHS fastfret on my bass before I play em, not sure if it helps...?
Why is bass better than guitar? Because you can't play 'Hey there Delilah' on bass.