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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Killed_by_Death, Jul 20, 2019.
I always have a spare set of strings for each stringed-instrument.
I keep a used set of strings in my gigbag. I’ve broken 1 string on bass at a gig in 25 years. I keep the used set because it would likely match the dead sound of my broken-in strings if I break one.
I keep used strings around.
For example, there's a set of TIs, La Bella flats, a custom set of extra super light Daddario nickels and a six string set of Sunbeams in my drawer.
These aren't old per se, just replaced by something else. And maybe the fancy strikes me for something else sometime soon.
The last string I broke was in '96, playing Punk, with a pick.
I bring a spare bass for most gigs. One that has an entire set of strings on.
I change strings every 4-6 weeks. Haven’t broken a string in 40 years
I use to when I was starting out, I read bass player magazine and took all their advice to heart. Spare leads, strings, backup instrument etc.
But don't really bother now, I have broken one string on a gig ever and that was more than a decade ago.
Nope, bring a back-up bass though
I voted "sometimes".
I don't always keep a spare set for each bass as I only need to change strings every 6-12 months. But I do make sure to order new ones 2-3 months before I actually need them.
I've got all sorts of spare strings laying around.
For gigs and rehearsal I bring a spare Bass, much easier to swap over if the need arises.
I don't carry a spare bass to gigs, but while I've never broken a string, I wouldn't be caught dead without a spare.
I carry a spare bass to every gig, and each of those basses has an extra set of strings in the case. I may have an extra set of strings for each bass, but never checked. Probably do.
Extra strings and extra bass to every gig. Never needed either.
I haven't broken a string in 45 years of playing
Haven't broken a string in 40 plus years of playing gigs, but I do have a spare set in every gig bag (different tunings mean different gauges on different basses). I also have the envelope that the strings that are on the bass came in, with a note as to when I put the strings on that bass - that way when a set of strings goes dead enough for me to change them I can figure out how long they lasted.
I bring an extra bass. More things can go wrong on a gig than just a string breaking.... battery, nut breaking, wiring, strap coming off or breaking (have had all these things happen)
This is a really good idea. I need to start doing this.
I don‘t, but I should... Broke the high e on my Strat today. But it‘s just a guitar, so who cares ;-)
for my basses, i have an extra pack for each.. for everything with skinny strings, i have a few packs for each.
spare strings - do you?
I always have extra sets of strings … in my house … when I gig or rehearse I bring a 1 or 2 extra basses and I use one of them in case a string breaks
I always have an extra set with me. Haven’t broken a string in probably 30 years, but I used to snap em all the time as a youngster. And that was before I even started slapping lol. Worst part was being unable to afford another set and playing with only three strings.