New string loose twang.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by FroggerN3D, Jan 1, 2014.


  1. FroggerN3D

    FroggerN3D

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    Hello. I recently had my bass restrung at a local store. The new strings are much looser than I've ever seen before and they do not have the deep sound that all basses had previously. Are all strings going to be this new lighter gauge and I'm just stuck?
  2. lz4005

    lz4005

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    I'm very tempted just to say 'yes'...but against my better judgement:

    1 Exactly what strings did you have on your bass before? Were they roundwound, flatwound, something else? What brand? What gauge? What scale length?

    2 What type of strings did you tell them to put on your bass?
  3. pfox14

    pfox14

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    Obviously the new strings you got are completely different from the strings you had. You should have specifically asked for an identical set. Now you will have to get the bass re-strung again.
  4. Precision101

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    You probably got low tension brand new spankin rounds. New rounds don't have a lot of low end until they are broken in.
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  6. Stone Soup

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  7. Precision101

    Precision101

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    Atleast with d addarios. I've put the pro steels on and It took some time to get the "low end" from them. It might take a couple of weeks but once they are broken in I still got the brightness but they are broken in. there so bright and high end.
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  9. LagBox

    LagBox

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    Do you have to chip holes in your new instruments to 'reveal' the tone?
  10. mrb327

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  11. Precision101

    Precision101

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    Hey this is just what I've experienced from MY bass through MY amp from MY strings. No need to bash on somebody for an opinion or experience. I hear things way differently. The way I hear and think of it is that when I put new rounds on my bass I have to crank the bass up and roll off some tone because of how much high end and brightness there is. but once they get broken in I find my strings mellowing out a bit and I can fit a bit more bass in my playing. Thanks for the sarcasm but my tone is fine.

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