Re-string before studio

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by g4string, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. g4string

    g4string Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Melissa, TX
    Should you restring before going into the studio? I am a slap/fingerstyle player. What is the general consenus. BTW, my strings are not dead. They are not brand new, but not dead. Thanks.
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Well, it depends. New strings give you everything as far as tone goes. If you don't want that high-end crispness, then don't worry about it.
  3. adam on bass

    adam on bass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2002
    New Braunfels, Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, GK, EMG and D'Addario
    Depends on the sound you are going for. I usually change them 5 days of playing away from going in. Just to knock off the glaze that's on'em.
  4. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI
    I like to play strings at least 15-20 hours before I gig or record with them to take the zing out of them but keep the clarity of the highs.
  5. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    Yep, I usually put on new ones about 5 days before a session or an important gig. 5 days is about the optimal for breaking in a new set of strings, when I'm in top playing condition and I'm playing my basses at least three or four hours a day. If you're an hour-a-day guy, give yourself a week or 10 days.