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Dead strings? No problem, just slap the S out of them!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by BusyFingers, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. BusyFingers


    Nov 26, 2016
  2. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    There have been many, many threads on this. The consensus seems to be that it temporarily brightens up the strings by loosening out some dirt. Just like beating the dust out of a rug. It's temporary and probably isn't great for frets.
    PeaveyPlayer, ddnidd1 and Mvilmany like this.
  3. BusyFingers


    Nov 26, 2016
    Interesting. Thanks for the low-down.
  4. Conversely, the longer I leave my rounds on to go dead , the more they sound like old school flats. Which is perfect for my fingertype of playing.
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  5. BusyFingers


    Nov 26, 2016
    Yeah, I've always hated new, zingy sounding roundwounds.
  6. BassFishingInAmerica


    Jul 24, 2014
    It takes a long time to get that nice warm tone out of rounds. Why would I want to go backwards?
    michael_t likes this.
  7. Steve


    Aug 10, 2001
    LOL. I was wondering how long it would be before Marloe ran out of material. That guy is seriously good. IMHO
  8. invalidprotocol

    invalidprotocol Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2008
    This works on drummers

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