String and Time Dilemma

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Mud Flaps, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. Wait another two weeks and change the set then.

    1 vote(s)
  2. Change the set now and buy another set for later.

    2 vote(s)
  3. Change the set now and not worry about changing them in two weeks.

    3 vote(s)
  1. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
    I have a major jazz concert in three weeks, but it's been forever since I've last changed my strings. My standard practice has been to change the strings exactly one week before the concert, as I am the only one who hears my bass otherwise. My strings sound absolutely terrible, I've already gone through two replacement G's with this one set (one I bought yesterday). I have one unopened package of lo-riders on my desk. Should I wait another two weeks and keep on this crappy sounding set until I change the strings, buy another set and change the strings a week before the concert, or change the set now and not worry about buying another set?
  2. Put a new set on now and buy another one for the show. When you take the set off you've only used for two weeks, you soak it in alcohol overnigth. It'll be fresh as new when the other set dies (and then you soak that set ;)).
    If it's an important gig(s) do what you are used to and know sounds the best, so you don't worry about it.