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Can cheap strings create dead spots?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by RikBass, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. RikBass


    Nov 15, 2006
    Perth Australia
    I have a Martin acoustic bass fitted with cheap acoustic strings.
    The problem is that when i amplify the bass the 7th fret E on the A string sounds dead.
    It seems to sound ok when not amplified.
    Could it be my pickup ( a Seymour Duncan Woody Soundhole pickup) or the strings or maybe just my bass?
    Has anyone encountered a similar problem?
    Any advice will be much appreciated.
  2. rmrf


    Mar 6, 2006
    Holiday, FL
    Usually, when your strings die, you start to hear all hidden dead spots. In my practice cheap strings like "Musician Choice" from GC dies in 1-2 weeks, D'Addario in a month-two, DR Hi-Beams - 4 months and still sounds good.

    Get good strings and you'll save a lot of money and of course you'll get a great sound :)
  3. RikBass


    Nov 15, 2006
    Perth Australia
    Thanks for your advice.
    I have picked up a set of extended life D'addarios and will change them and see how i go.
    cheers and thanks again.
    rock on!

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