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I killing my strings in two gigs

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by DieselKTM, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. DieselKTM

    DieselKTM

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    I'm getting two/possibly three gigs on a set of strings.
    I like a bright snappy tone and my Eden gear exploits that.

    But its expensive. Anybody else have the same issue.

    I've used stainless and get a bit more life but they are more suited to my old hair metal days, and are too aggressive for retro stuff.

    Anybody else have the same experience? Any cool tricks you can share?:meh:
  2. mudpup

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    Take them off after every gig and soak in methylated spirit for 24 hrs
  3. aprod

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    This really works...
  4. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

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    what strings are you using?
  5. jefkritz

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    this. i use denatured alcohol.
  6. gidbass

    gidbass Supporting Member

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    Slap the $h1t out of them...

    Love it!
  7. Rich McCoy

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    Get some Fender 9050 flats.
  8. Toptube

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    Nothing lasts like Elixirs. You can order custom sets, too. If you prefer balanced tension.
  9. P Town

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    Do you think that anyone but you would notice the difference if you did not replace strings as often as you think you need to?
  10. mmbongo

    mmbongo Supporting Member

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    What kind of strings?
  11. David Hayes

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    Clean your hands before you play. Wipe down your strings and fretboard with Fast Fret after you're done.
  12. Rickenmonster

    Rickenmonster Supporting Member

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    Did he say "sweat and dung kills the strings."?
  13. C130AVN

    C130AVN Stringed Tubist Supporting Member

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    I have super salty sweat and I kill normal Stainless strings in about a week. I made the switch to Elixir Strings and they last me for 3-4 months of regular play. I am careful to wash my hands before playing though. They are pricey but after I do the math it works out cheaper in the end. I tried DR coated strings and hated them, sticky feeling that never went away.
  14. NOT

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    Try some Elixirs. I've had a set on my main bass since April and they have yet to go dead.
  15. jasper383

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    How about DR Dragon Skins?

    They are coated Hi Beams. I have them on a P Bass, and they sound exactly as they did 6 months or so ago. Bright, but not raspy bright like new Rotos.
  16. mmbongo

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    These are among my very favorite strings. I have them on all of my 4's (DR..make me a tapered .135 and they'll be on my 5's as well!). Love them. They are coated, but not slick like Elixirs.
  17. Linnin

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    +1 go with a coated string. I like Dr Neons.
  18. Jensby design

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    and
    Stop eating fried chicken when you play :rollno:
    :eyebrow: what kind of strings are you using :confused:
  19. lundborg

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    You can boil the strings (in water). I used to do this, it works.
  20. DieselKTM

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    Gonna try slapping the Sh&t out of em. Very interesting.

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