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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
  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.