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Long-term use of coated strings for fretless.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by JPJ, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    I know that this topic has been discussed from time to time (does the thin polymer coating on certain types of strings add any protection to the fingergboard....Elixir, Nanoweb, DR Extra, etc.), but I was wondering if anyone has been using coated strings on their fretless for a while who can attest to the fact that there is a difference? Justwondering if anyone can say one way or the other whether coated roundwound strings on a fretless bass offers any more or less protection than an uncoated set of roundwounds. Thanks! :)
  2. 1954bassman


    Jun 7, 2004
    Hickory, NC
    I have been using Elixir Nanos on my Godin A5 fretless for about 3 years. I play quite a bit, but I do have three other basses in rotation. Fretboard wear has been very very minimal. I am however, considering trying a set of flat wounds.

    deManBass :cool:
  3. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    Look into Ken Smith Compressors.
    A smooth feeling string that work great on fretless.