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frets eater strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by barroso, Nov 18, 2001.

  1. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    i have a new american precision bass. the strings on this bass are the fender one, i mean i never changed the strings. i saw that the frets are starting to show a little the signs of use. i was wondering about the fact that those fender strings can eat the frets too quickly. to be honest i have to say that i'm not used to new basses, i have always had old basses, so i'm not so informed on how the frets start to show signs. is it possible that those strings eat my frets too quickly? or mine it's just a bad obsession?
  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Any new bass is going to go through that break-in time when the frets look worn. It doesn't matter what kind of string you use. You are basically scratching up what was previously polished metal. Don't worry about it.

    Personally i would think that over time, stainless wears frets more quickly than nickel because it is a harder metal, and of course rounds wear quicker than flats because they are more abbrasive, but other than that, I have never heard of a particular string eating frets.

  3. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    thanks. really appreciated.;)

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