Bass Strings & Air Conditioning

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


  1. metallist

    metallist

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    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

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    Try the EB cobalts. Much more resilient to temp and humidity changes.
  3. car_man65

    car_man65

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    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. metallist

    metallist

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    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. metallist

    metallist

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    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

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    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

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    At least replacing strings is cheaper than a neck!
  8. metallist

    metallist

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    Especially on a neck through... :)
  9. car_man65

    car_man65

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    Whew for sure
  10. freatles

    freatles

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  11. metallist

    metallist

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

    YKARO

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    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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