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Has anyone tried to coat their own bass strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by DaS HaaS, Apr 17, 2004.


  1. DaS HaaS

    DaS HaaS

    Feb 11, 2004
    Sunrise, Florida
    Endorsing Artist - Ampeg, Ernie Ball
    Has anyone ever tried to coat their bass strings to preserve the tone, like the Elixir Nanowebs? If so how can I do this
     
  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    There's some stuff DR sells called Stringlife that they say will do something similar to this. I tried it, and for me it was worthless at best.
     
  3. OrionManMatt

    OrionManMatt

    Feb 17, 2004
    Houston
    D'addario covers the string before it's wound instead of after like Elixir does. Just something to consider if perhaps you're wanting to get longer life out of your strings.

    Otherwise, I have no clue.
     
  4. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    I was thinking of having my strings powder coated. Anybody done that?
     
  5. Powder coated, that's a first! It'd look sharp.

    I vote for candle wax. Until it gets all in the bass that is...
     
  6. Thaos627

    Thaos627

    Jan 10, 2011
    Indiana
    i was thinking about using electrical tape on my strings to get a "dead tone" from it. let the high end be high i want my bass to be nothing but bass. plus u can get it in different colors so i might make green and orange striped strings.
     
  7. VoodooZombie

    VoodooZombie

    Dec 2, 2010
    I lol'd at the electrical tape idea. :D
     
  8. hotrodjohn

    hotrodjohn Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2009
    i dip mine in egg and italian breadcrumbs and fry em up
     
  9. steve.roark

    steve.roark

    Dec 25, 2010
    free range eggs work the best.
     
  10. Mete

    Mete

    Jun 14, 2010
    Hungary
    Yummy ! :D

    Instead of high calories that frying causes, i'm boiling them, and mixing them with bolognese sauce, you can serve it with some well cooked pick-ups. :)