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Thinner strings for clearer sound !?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Johannes, Jul 28, 2000.


  1. hi !
    I´m new in here, so i´d like to say hello to everybody. Now my first posting is about a problem hunting me since a very long time.
    My Ergodyne EDB 605 doesn´t sound very clear to me, it´s always kind of muddy. I went my local dealer and tried some basses, including the EDC 705 and it sounded much clearer, guess what, using some 95 or 100 strings. Could that be the solution ?

    ThanX
    Johannes
     
  2. gmstudio99

    gmstudio99

    Mar 11, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    Welcome!

    FYI, I'm going to move this post over to the "Strings" forum. Look for it over there.

    -GM
     
  3. gmstudio99

    gmstudio99

    Mar 11, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    Now, to answer your question.

    I've always like the sound of brand new strings, very clear, crisp, snappy. I usually change them once every 4-5 weeks to keep that sound.

    I've always used the same gauge, so I can't comment on the differences.

    But, yes, changing old strings will make your bass sound incredibly different.

    -GM
     
  4. Well, i tried using newer strings, but the broblem is the definition of the harmonic 1st, the basic tone ! U see, it sounds a bit like other strings oscilate, too, but they actually don`t.
    Johannes