1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

New Strings - ZZZZZING

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by mike_odonovan, Nov 3, 2004.


  1. G and D - Flexocor
    E and A - Spirocore

    put these new string on a couple of days ago and i quite like the set up. seems to work pretty well for crossover playing which is what i am chasing. much better than the Helicores. god yes.

    only gripe is how zingy the Spirocores are. the Flexo have settled nicely and i love read love the arco sound of these strings. but the spiros - will they settel down? can i do anything to make em settle down except play em lots? should i pick my nose and wipe it on the E and A strings?

    any suggestions for less ZZZZZZZZing in my strings?
     
  2. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    Give 'em time.
     
  3. Johnny L

    Johnny L

    Feb 14, 2002
    Victoria, TX
    Yep.
     
  4. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    That, and play 'em a lot. Whenever I put on new spiros, I usually put a "scrunchie" (ponytail holder) around the neck right in front of the nut to tame the open strings a bit. I find that the fingered notes are not nearly as "banjolike" as the open strings.