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

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

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

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    You may even end up liking it.
     
  7. 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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