After two years, is it time to change strings?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Geddy_2112, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. I have the Fender 7250ML super bass long scale bass strings. I had them for two years now. I just bought some rotosound 66 swing bass strings but i don't know if i should use them yet. The strings I have now seem to be a bit dirty. Should I just clean them or replace them?
  2. BassikLee

    BassikLee Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2004
    Starke, FL
    Owner: JLA Custom In Ear Monitors
    That is entirely up to you. Some folks like a more dead/less lively tone. Others like the brand new string thing. The guy you're named after tends to be a "brand new string" type.
  3. Gearhead17

    Gearhead17 Supporting Member

    May 4, 2006
    Mount Prospect, IL
    The current strings on the bass are nickel plated steel roundwounds. I suggest replacing them. Take off the old strings carefully though - you can generally pop them back in if you want. The tone will probably be MUCH different than you are used to.

    I have never experienced any type of roundwound string to really LAST and continue giving great note definition past 3 months of moderate to heavy use. More like one month of heavy use....
  4. Marcury

    Marcury High and Low

    Aug 19, 2007
    Mid Hudson Valley, NY
    If you have a doubt, perhaps not