What's Wrong With My D String?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by EString, Jan 26, 2002.

  1. EString


    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    When I pluck all the strings on my bass at once, the E,A, and G strings continue oscillating for a number of seconds; "dying" gradually.

    The D string dies fairly fast and abrubtly after a couple seconds. What might be the cause of this?
  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    What kind of bass?

    What kind of strings?

    How long have they been on?

    How long has this been happening?

    Does it happen everywhere or at specific frets?

    There are a number of things that can cause what you describe, but if you answer these questions, it would help narrow it down.
  3. EString


    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    I have a G&L L-2000. This bass has adjustable pole pieces, and I have made sure that each polepiece is the same distance away from each string.

    I am using GHS Boomer 52s.

    I have been using this set for the last 6 months, but they still sound quite good.

    I just noticed it today, as I boredly ran my fingers over the strings while the bass was sitting it its stand.

    The effect is most noticeable on open strings.
  4. basslax


    Apr 20, 2000
    Washington, DC
    well im guessing its not the pickups if the string itself stops vibrating...check your nut and bridge for un-even-ness or defects...
  5. old_skool


    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    Could you have just one very dead string?