Silked/unsiked strings, whats the difference?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by addylewis, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. is it the sound? the length of period before breakage? - what? :bassist:
  2. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    I read somewhere that the silk helps keep your hardware from getting scratched while you change strings. There's probably more reasons, but that's just what popped into my head.

    Aside from the fact that they look pretty.