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Sticky flats

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by lmfreeman9, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. lmfreeman9

    lmfreeman9 Supporting Member

    Sep 1, 2007
    I've recently gone to flats, installing TI's and LaBellas on 2 basses. I love everything about them except; my right hand fingertips are sticking to the strings after I play for about a half hour. I notice my fingertips are a little tacky after playing. I'm using GHS fast fret and it helps but....

    I don't sweat a lot and almost always wipe the bass down after playing.
    Has anyone had this problem? Is this just happening because they are new? Any better solutions?
  2. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I think it's worse with new strings. Once they get all grimy and gunky they sound and feel a whole lot nicer.
  3. Nick Kay

    Nick Kay

    Jul 26, 2007
    Toronto, Ontario
    Let 'em break in. They're only sticky for the first couple of weeks.

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