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Re-using Strings

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


  1. Petary791

    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?

    :eyebrow:
     
  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

    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

    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
    Lafayette, LA
    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.