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How do C strings hold up

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Bardolph, Dec 31, 2003.


  1. Bardolph

    Bardolph

    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    I'm restringing my 5 string lakland from B-G to E-C. I do a moderate amount of slapping but never aggressive enough to break a string. How do C strings take slapping and popping? Will I be able to keep my strings on for a few months like I do currently?
     
  2. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Well.

    I salp&pop quite a lot nowadays, but i have never broken a string. Just make sore you get good strings - worse ones loose all zing fast, when popped
     
  3. Bardolph

    Bardolph

    Jul 28, 2002
    Grand Rapids, MI
    I use D'addario XLs
     
  4. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    I used to play E to C, and never broke a C string. That's with fingerstyle, slapping, and using a pick.