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Dead low B-string?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Suckbird, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    Okay, i have dean markley blue steel on my ibanez btb 405 but the b-string sounds dead, when i play a riff on both E and the B string i can almost not hear the tones i play on the B-string..

    Is it my bass that has a bad B-string or is it the set?

    And yes, i use my other string much much more than my B-string..
  2. Depending on how long you've put the set!
    The B is, in general, from my experience, the string dies the faster...
    So, it's perhaps both!

  3. random bassist

    random bassist

    Jan 21, 2005
    The low B has the largest winding therefore grime gets into the windings faster. Thats what causes the strings to die. Alot also depends on how old the srtings are to. Its probably not just a bad string. Ive used many sets of Blues and havent had a problem.