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They are dead...

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by fenderbassabuse, Jan 16, 2005.

  1. About four days ago, I put on some D'addario EXL nickel wounds on my jazz bass. At first, they were lacking in brightness, then perked up a little, and gave me some awesome tone; bright and growly. Today, I picked up the bass and played and my E was deader sounding than my flats on a different bass. Whats up with that? I didn't abuse them, and the others are still sounding great.

    What other string could I use that is similar to the EXL? Still bright, crisp and growly, but lasts at least a good couple of months?

    Many thanks
  2. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Well, you obviously got something on it to kill it.

    EXL? Do you mean "XL" (regular nickel/steel) or "EXP" (their coated string)?

    I've used at least 350 sets of D'Addarios over the last 20 years and have never had a bad string. Once they finally go dead I simply clean them (my own process) and they come back on the bass more zingy then when they were new. Really.