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Re-using Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Petary791, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I had a set of Elixer Nanoweb Mediums on my old P-bass which I have now taken the frets off and have D'Addario flatwounds on, and I didn't use these Elixers very much. Would it be a bad idea to put these on my new bass?

  2. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    How did you finish the neck?
    If there is a thick layer of poly, than it should hold it's own against the abbrasiveness of roundwounds. You'll get a different tone, though.
  3. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Hmm, not trying to sound mean when saying this, but I think you misinterpreted the thread, probably my fault. I want to take the old roundwounds off of my Pbass (since i'm using flatwounds now) and put it on my new bass which has the stock strings.

    I hope that helps.
  4. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    It'll work.

    I keep switching back and forth between the SX stock strings and DR HighBeams which were on my Ibanez RB800...works good, just don't expect them to sound new :p
  5. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    DFW, TX
    I do that between my main and secondary basses (cuz I'm too cheap to get new strings). When the strings on my main bass get to the point I don't like them any more, I put them on my secondary bass.