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Low B quiet after string change

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by frankthetank727, Aug 20, 2012.


  1. frankthetank727

    frankthetank727

    Jul 7, 2011
    I've got a 6 string fretless bass and finally replaced the strings after having ones on there for a long period of time. I had Carvin Stainless Steels on there and they were a pretty light gauge, with the low B being a .128. I recently added a slightly thicker set of GHS boomers, with a low B at .131. I strung it up, and when I tested it, the low B seems to lack punch relative to the other strings. All the other strings, EADGC seem to sound great in my opinion, but the Low B seems to have less punch and even less low end than the other strings. I had to make this a custom order so I got the set of 5 EADGC in one pack and I had to buy the Low B separate. I did not experience this problem with the last set of different brand strings so I'm not convinced my bass is the issue here. Does anyone have experience with GHS boomers/experienced this issue before? Is it possible that its a dead string, and if it is, what's an easy way to tell?

    Edit: I've got a Carvin XB, so I'm wondering if these strings or something just aren't working well with those saddles...
     

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