1. Welcome to TalkBass 2014! If you're new here, we just went through a major site upgrade. Please post all concerns and bugs to the Forum Usage Issues forum. We will be monitoring that forum. Thank you for all of your feedback.

    The TB Android app is working, you may need to uninstall/reinstall. The iPhone app is now updated and should work after you upgrade. TalkBass is responsive to any screen size, so we recommend using your mobile browser for full functionality.

    Please read the TalkBass 2014 FAQ for lots of great info on the new software.

My new Kramer XL 24 and Nylon Strings

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by XsSpeed, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. XsSpeed

    XsSpeed Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    I just picked this up today. There's some fret wear (especially the E zero fret) and I was wondering if nylon tapewound strings would help prevent further fret wear. I know they're thuddy but the bass is tinny....

    I was also thinking of stringing it BEAD. Although maybe the scale length is too short...

    The staticy pots need a good cleaning too.

    Any input on the strings?


    [​IMG]
  2. Reptileroundabo

    Reptileroundabo Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Disclosures:
    endorsing artist for Spector basses
    stunning bass, love the tuning fork headstocks. Curious to how it would sound BEAD. B may be a bit dull, but then again, the aluminum neck may counteract that. If you do, let me know! interested in how it sounds :) Ill bet those pickups sound sweet :) as far as the zero fret wear, i would just use the strings that you like. a zero fret would cost you next to nothing to get replaced. Wouldn't need leveling, and really requires little work. I replaced the zero fret on my vacarro due to the same issue, took about 10 minutes. if your not comfortable doing it yourself, It would cost around $15 to get it replaced if it gets bad enough.
  3. Reptileroundabo

    Reptileroundabo Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Disclosures:
    endorsing artist for Spector basses
    Is that a short scale btw?
  4. XsSpeed

    XsSpeed Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    medium 32 or 33"
  5. XsSpeed

    XsSpeed Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    thanks for the feedback too reptileroundabo. I'm wondering if nylons would work. And the differences between D'addario, Labella, rotosound etc.

Share This Page