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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Wantsafoderabas, Mar 6, 2004.
I would like to know how often people change their string and what the reason is
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Depends on how much u play, after so long they lose their tone! Aprox every 6 month's!
I change my strings about every year or two. The zing is long gone by then. It's usually a desire to improve my slap tone or just wanting to spend money on myself on something somewhat frivolous that gets me to change them.
Whenever I can afford them. Ideally, for me it would be monthly. I sweat a lot performing, but only my main two basses would be changed so often. The rest, just whenever they sound dead.
Same here... Roundwounds go dull so quickly.
NEVER: TI jazz flats. The older they get, the better they sound
i have never changed my strings
when they brake, thats about it
I have to keep myself from coming up with excuses to change my strings.
I just love screwing around with things, and if I had the chance (and the money) I'd change my strings once a week just to have something new to mess around with. In light of that, I work on talking myself out of buying new strings by thinking about new amps and cabinets. That kinda does the trick.
I am gonna put some flats on my MIM Jazz here in a little while, though. See if I can find a reason to keep the silly bastard around a little bit longer. Never play it anymore.
when they die.
When they break/when I have $50 to blow on a new set of Lo-Riders...
When they're not shiny anymore
It used to be when I got the hankering for a new kind of string, but I've found my brand (Thomastik-Infeld). The only strings I've ever used are Ernie Bass Slinkies, Ernie Flats, Rotosound Swingbass L66s, D'addario XLs, and TI Jazz Rounds. One set of each. They were all on around five months or so, so everything got pretty dead by the time I changed 'em (c'ept for the TI's, and I've only had them on sinec Christmas or so). And now...when they break . TIs have such a wonderful longevity, so I'm gonna have them on till they die.
Oh, and I've got a set of TI Flats, but I need a new nut and a new A string (something's wrong with it) for the fretless before putting them on.
When they start losing that great metallic tone I love so much from my precious SS strings...so I'm lookin at around every 2-3 months or so.
When they break.
I just keep cleaning them by soaking them in alcohol. Unless the break or are in really bad shape, I don't change them.