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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by campbems, May 1, 2018.
I need to sell mine first!
Well I put a set of Pure Blues on my Devon last night. Definitely have less clank but lost some punch too. Hmm. Not sure the Pure Blues are gonna do it. Time will tell. Maybe I am really just a stainless guy. Fat Beams next I think.
I used nickel until about 4 years ago and I can’t go back now. SS all the way for me.
I’ve never tried Stainless with the exception of Elixer. I’m just afraid of premature fret wear...who am I kidding, I don’t keep a bass long enough for that lol.
LOL. That's precisely why I didn't use them and why I now do. I get a couple months at best out of an instrument. They always leave in the exact same shape they came to me.
I received a custom bass and soon after I replaced the strings with stainless. Much later, I noticed the neck beginning to bow. When I brought it to a respected local luthier, he identified a few issues. One of the contributing factors was the strings I replaced. He suggested to go with lighter gauge of nickel strings. (I still need to return to have the other issues addressed, but that's another topic.)
Bass cleaned and conditioned the fretboard. New set of DR Pure Blues installed and intonation perfectly setup. This beauty is ready for worship services tomorrow.
Unless it sells first right?
You talked me out of a huge mistake. This bass kills in every way and would definitely be a regret if I let it go.
I don’t see how you could sell a gem like that. Interested in how this one compares to the new one with Big Rigs.
I love the Big Rigs playing in a low volume situation or practicing but they don’t have the clarity or punch I like with the Nordstrand DC pickups. They are nice pickups but not near my favorites. I sold that Big Rig bass to a friend and he’s loving it though.
Really? It still looks for sale to me.
Devon 5 string Buckeye Burl top | The Lowend Bass Shop
Why nickel? I find that stainless steel strings feel less “tight”.