maxima gold

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by walewein, Sep 13, 2003.

  1. walewein


    Jun 13, 2003
    owkey, maxima gold strings have plated gold on them so they would sound better.

    But do strings covered with plated gold really sound better or is it just a nasty trick in order to sell?
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I've never tried any... but from readings:

    The Gold corrods less quickly, if at all. Theory is the Brightness will last significantly longer. I don't think so because I think the crud kills them not corrosion.

    Mute point though... aren't they long out of production?
  3. walewein


    Jun 13, 2003
    euhm i can still by them in the local music shop...
  4. I wanna get 'em so that they match my gold hardware............

    (not really)
  5. If they are gold-plated, I would guess the gold would wear off pretty quickly. Very soft stuff, you see.
  6. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    I picked up 15 sets of them for $15 each a while
    back. I've gone thru about 6 sets of them. They're
    nice strings; not quite as bright as a Rotosound,
    but they last about twice as long. The gold
    plating holds up fine. They look nice on a bass
    with gold hardware, but I wouldn't pay retail
    for them which is like 50 bucks or something.

  7. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    I used them for a while on my Spector. They're warmer than steel strings, but have a little more brightness than nickel. They lasted longer than just about any other roundwound strings I ever used. The only reason I stopped using them was because of cost.