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Quickie Question

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Buh_Sheeky, Sep 7, 2004.

  1. Can strings become so dead, that they can't produce much sound? I don't mean if they're horribly filthy, mine are pretty clean, but I didn't change them for over a year...

    ...do you think it's time for a string change? :p :rolleyes:
  2. When they die, strings just loose all their high-frequencies until they're just all plain lows. I'd imagine they'd eventually break if they get really old.

    Anyways, if your strings sound bad, change them. Otherwise, don't be worried about how old they are.
  3. Yeah, once the highs are gone you're strings probably need a change. You decide how long to keep them before putting new ones, as some like fresh strings all the time, and some like to keep them as long as possible. But there is usually a limit to everything, and a string change will definitely bring your bass back to life.