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Bass Strings & Air Conditioning

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by metallist, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. Hi TBer's,

    Got a strange one for you all.
    I have evaporative cooling in my house and it's been running non stop for the last 2 days; coping a 40C heat wave down under!

    Picked up my bass yesterday and noticed the strings were really "dead" sounding like they haven't been changed in over 6 months.
    Strings are d'addario EXL and are roughly 2 months old.

    I've heard of heat & humidity effecting the neck but could moisture in the air have pre-maturely killed my strings?

    Thanks in advance. :)
     
  2. jason73

    jason73

    Jan 13, 2014
    Try the EB cobalts. Much more resilient to temp and humidity changes.
     
  3. car_man65

    car_man65

    Nov 14, 2013
    Similar situation with some rotosounds I had on one of my ibby 5 strings. Still not sure if it was a coincidence that they went dead while it was a really hot week. Haven't had it happen again but will be monitoring them all this spring and summer.
     
  4. Thanks for the string suggestion - I'm hoping this heats pisses off so I don't need to change my strings. I love the d'addario's
     
  5. I thought it was the heat too - was playing yesterday and they sounded fine. Picked bass up at rehearsal last night... Sounded like dead round wounds!
     
  6. punkjazzben

    punkjazzben Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Australia
    My air con has also been running flat out this week. Playing havoc a few of my basses, that's for sure!
     
  7. car_man65

    car_man65

    Nov 14, 2013
    At least replacing strings is cheaper than a neck!
     
  8. Especially on a neck through... :)
     
  9. car_man65

    car_man65

    Nov 14, 2013
  10. freatles

    freatles

    Jan 9, 2014
    Helsinki
  11. Cheers for the link, tried that too!
    I'll give them a boil next week - when the hot weather departs.
     
  12. YKARO

    YKARO

    Jan 15, 2014
    Madrid,Spain
    Yeah. A good thing of this strings is that it is made in California's dessert, this make that the EB strings are so good todo playa un warm suites.
    I use it, 55-110 cobalt:bassist:
     



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