fret wear

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by hiphopbassist, May 9, 2002.

  1. got a zon sonus 4 string that i'm thinking about putting blue steels or rotosounds on. both would be stainless steel. i realize there will be fret wear, but how significant will it be? i this something i should even be worrying about? i'll be playing with loud guitars so i figure these will help get heard. but at the same time i don't want to destroy my frets. i like this bass and don't have the funds for another one.

    thanks in advance for your help/opinions.
  2. rsautrey

    rsautrey Banned

    Jul 27, 2000
    Any stainless steel roundwound will be the most abrasive type of string but the tone advantages of stainless steel is worth it to me. Will there be fretwear? Yes....Should I worry about it? No, it's part of the maintenance of playing bass. If you want that sound then be prepared to have your frets dressed and eventually a refret. And don't rule out DR stainless steel strings. They are my faves!!