Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

New dead strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by angus_parney, Dec 12, 2003.


  1. I really like my strings deep & dead, I've used Rotosound Heavy Roundwounds (swing 66) for a while now as they meet my demands, although I rarely change my strings :p

    The problem is I recently snapped a string and went out and bought some replacements, but they won't die :mad: I've been playing them in for about 3 months now but they're still quite bright. I don't remember it taking this long, so is there a quick and easy way to deaden strings?

    Thanx ;)
     
  2. RicPlaya

    RicPlaya

    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI
    Rotos die on me in less than a month! Just keep playing the crap out of em.
     
  3. Killdar

    Killdar

    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    If you want strings to die majorly fast, grab some butter and smear it all over the strings. Read that on some other thread that dealt with deadening strings.

    GHS boomers die pretty fast for new strings....but why not try flats?
     
  4. Corwin81

    Corwin81

    Mar 18, 2003
    Ames, IA
    flatwounds?