When strings grow old

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by fullrangebass, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. fullrangebass


    May 7, 2005
    Hi peers
    I have noticed that my most precious basses (aurally transparent as i refer to them) change their sound most drastically to dark and lifeless (compared to their sound with fresh strings), whereas some "lesser" (dare I say) basses are not as dark and lifeless when their strings grow old. What is your experience on both very high end basses and very cheap (or average) ones
  2. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    I find that the bass, not necessarily the pricebreak does have an effect on string life and tone.

    For example, 2 of my basses have the same retail/list price: $2200.

    One of them, the strings die right fast. I'm lucky if I get 2 weeks before they turn to mud and feel awful and dead.

    The other, can go several months without a problem or loss of tone and feel.

    Chalk this one up as another of those mysteries of the bass world.