Poll: Have you snapped a string
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View poll results: Have you snapped a string
Yes
3 23%
No
6 46%
Seen it happen
4 31%
Voters: 13.
#1
I heard they fly across the room when they snap. It's rare to snap one, but it is an ugly sight when it happens. Bass strings should last a long time compared to guitar strings.
#2
No but it happened to a guy i used to know.Not suprising tho as he had the picking touch of an angry elephant.
#3
Never seen or broke an upright bass string. Op you seem fascinated by string tensions. Why not learn the math behind it. http://liutaiomottola.com/formulae/tension.htm Upright bass strings are very pricey. I don't think anyone would want to waste a good set.
Last edited by Dan477 at Feb 25, 2015,
#4
Anyone who has done so has known the agony of having a US$50.00 string break. They do break, just as do electric bass strings break. That is the very nature of the upright bass!
"Maybe this world is another planet's hell?" - Aldous Huxley
#5
Fifty dollars is low. The last set I bought put me back almost 300 bucks. And they weren't the high end.

Its very hard to break an upright string, esp if they are not gut strings. Nick a corner of the body? Knock the bridge out of alinement going through a door? Much more likely, son.