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New strings.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Flambeu, Jul 20, 2001.

  1. Flambeu


    Apr 14, 2000
    Hello everyone..

    I just finished installing GHS Boomers on my bass. It's the first set I had it (other then the original ones, Fender).
    My problem is that the sound is too metallic (for my taste).

    Two questions:
    First - is there any way to change it, other then replacing the strings?
    Second - How can I tell what sound each set creates, without buying and mistaking?

  2. They will sound very metallic over the first week, but then you will be fine. This is what many of us call, "the break-in period". To get your sound, you may have to keep playing them until they sound good to you. My "break-in period" takes about 3-4 months, but i use flatwound strings (Flats have a duller sound, more bottom, super slick)
  3. relman is correct. The fortunate thing about Boomers is that they go dead almost before you've finished putting them on. Which is great...if you're a flatwound fan.

    If you want a quick education about string construction go to:


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