Bass string question pls help

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by kronospear, Jul 12, 2013.


  1. kronospear

    kronospear

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    So I just bought these new flatwounds. While tuning it, it suddenly snapped so the new D string kicked the bucket. So, I still have a spare roundwound D string. Is it ok to use that for now? Will the sound be ok?
  2. Alex Da Silva

    Alex Da Silva

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    Ow, that must have been quite aggravating...

    Mixing Flats with Rounds will probably lead to a set of uneven tone and tension, I wouldn't recommend it. ( But I believe it won't be harmful to your Bass as a short term solution)

    I've heard that some companies replace such defects free of charge, you could try contacting the maker or the store about the breakage.
  3. Batmensch

    Batmensch Supporting Member

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    As a short term solution until you can get a new string? Yes, that will be OK.
  4. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much Supporting Member

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    May sound weird but it won't harm anything. But yes, contact the string manufacturer and explain what went wrong.
  5. Duckwater

    Duckwater

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    You may even end up liking it.
  6. kronospear

    kronospear

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    thank you everybody for the input! It's my first time using a flatwound actually. Mixing it with the roundwound does sound very different. But the roundwound doesn't bother me this moment. It's generally working fine but I will get a new flat asap. thanks again

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