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fret marks

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Ulyanov, May 13, 2001.


  1. Hey everyone
    I just cleaned the strings on my old Squire Bronco bass, and when I put them back on, I noticed that there were marks on them where they lined up with the frets. I got the bass almost two years ago, and never changed them, I just soak them in rubbing alcohol every now and then. Do these marks just mean my strings are really old, do I have to finally break down and buy a new set? Thanks
     
  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    If they sound OK, keep them until they break.
     
  3. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    Personally, I think two years is too long to keep a set of strings on a bass, even flatwounds (which you generally keep on longer than roundwounds), but that's just me. I think getting a new set couldn't hurt your situation any. My advice is to bite the bullet and get a new set. If you don't want to spend loads o' cash, you can get some good deals at www.juststrings.com.
     
  4. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    ... or you could avoid the problem entirely and just go fretless. :D
     
  5. I did that, but I still have my old bass, for when I don't feel like walking all the way to my other one. Wow, I'm lazy.