Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by XtromatriX, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. XtromatriX


    Dec 18, 2004
    I just baught a set of DR MM-Fat no more than two and a half weeks ago, they sounded great when I put them on but NOW they sound as flat as a set of flatwounds, (Well maybe not QUITE that flat) but very close. I paid $34.00 for them. The bass I have came with Elixirs on them and I baught the DR's to replace the Elixirs once the Nanoweb coating started pealing away. The Elixirs sounded great for MUCH longer than the DR's did but I just don't have THAT kinda money to keep getting Elixirs. What I'm thinking about now is trying out a set of some much cheaper strings just to see what the quality actually is and just how long they will last up against some of the others I've used. Some of the ones I'm thinking of trying out are Hartke and the musician'sfriend.com brand. Has anyone here ever checked out some of the lower priced strings and if so what did you think of them as far as quality and how long their bite last? Knowing me I'll probably do the denatured alcohol soaking with the DR Fat Beams but I'm just wondering what some of the lower priced strings have to offer. Here are the links to the strings I'm thinking about, if anybody knows of any more please let me know.

  2. TriplePowerMax


    Jul 2, 2005
    What prise of Elixir in your locations?
  3. Try Purell waterless hand sanitizer before you play. Just put it on, rub your hands and dry with clean towel. It removes corrosive chemicals and oils in the hands. It is sold at Walgreens pharmacy. They have a generic brand at Walgreens but I hate the smell.

    Also, Albertsons sells the "Save-on" brand of hand sanitizer for slightly less and works very well. It is back in the pharmacy section. Cleaning the strings with alchohol also is a good idea to do in addition.