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it seems like fresh strings are more important

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by kyo, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. kyo


    Jul 6, 2004
    yeah, i always thought that the strings made a difference, but in the end a squier will always be a squier, a fender always a fender, etc. but it seems like the absolute most important thing is the string quality. i boiled my strings last night and GOD did it ever make a difference. it sounds great and to me made a bigger impact then if i bought a new fender jazz altogether.

    ive got nothing to say, but i felt like posting :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:
  2. wulf


    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    Strings certainly shouldn't be neglected when trying to improve your sound. A new set of strings can also fix things like intonation problems. A while ago my electro-acoustic (non-adjustable bridge) sounded depressingly bad with the intonation being all over the place; a new set of strings and it was alive and in tune again!

    An average instrument with a good set of strings may well sound better than a top dollar instrument with old and worn strings. Since all basses need string changes from time to time it's probably a better idea to buy instruments that don't stretch you to your financial limits but leave some money in the budget for occasional string changes.