#1
I was wondering if different types of strings change the sound quality? Please reply to let me know. Because my "A" string just snapped
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#2
For me the only sound that matters is money in my wallet.

But yes, there is a bit of a difference between different types of strings. There's different gauges, brands, coatings. What kind of strings do you have on your bass now?
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#4
Try DRs. Stupidly expensive, but I've heard amazing things about them.
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#5
Quote by amonamon4
Thanks, what brand do you recremend.

If you want the most bang for your buck, go with EB's. If you have the extra cash, do as Dinky said and grab a set of DR's. I'm an Ernie Ball man myself however.
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I dared a Jew to throw rocks at Hitler when he was a young boy..

Never knew he'd take it to heart like that.

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Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.
#7
If theyre old strings, change all of em, if theyre new, u can get away with just one.

If theyre old and u change just one, you're 'a' will sound different than the rest of your strings for atleast a few week most likely.
#9
It depends on how much you play. A set of strings lasts me 3-4 months with how much I play. (1.5 hours every day, 2-3 gigs a week, +6 hours of band practice a week)
Quote by X Alkaline 3
I dared a Jew to throw rocks at Hitler when he was a young boy..

Never knew he'd take it to heart like that.

iScrobbler

Psalms 62:8
Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.
#10
i guess mine would last a good half a year then ( i do not play that much
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#11
RotoSounds!!!!!

If your strings are sounding shite, jsut give 'em a nice ol' boil, and they'll be bright again. Cheaper than getting new ones
#13
Quote by amonamon4
Does that really work ?


No, he's clearly lying so you'll burn yourself.

Give it a try, it works wonders. Just don't put your hand in the water.
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#14
smart advice about the hands in the water because i just burned my hand boilling my strings ( just kiding )
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#15
You guys REALLY should've mentioned to use a pot THAT YOU WOULD THROW OUT LATER. The residues and toxins off the string now have made your pot dangerously chemicalamized.

Dont eat from it or make food in it.
#17
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Awesome man! good for you. I suppose my address would help matters a little??????


Quote by mangablade
You guys REALLY should've mentioned to use a pot THAT YOU WOULD THROW OUT LATER. The residues and toxins off the string now have made your pot dangerously chemicalamized.

Dont eat from it or make food in it.


Well once u have taken out the strings, just put some 20-50ml of concentrated HCl (Hydro-Chloric Acid) in the pot, and stir it around for abt 60-90 sec. till the bubbles or other reaction signs subside. Then put it under water, and step away from it. Be very careful as to not let the acid touch ur skin in any case. If it does, wash with lots of water. Acid wounds dont heal very fast.

Now HCl will turn all the metal oxides into chloride salts that are soluble in water, so that they will wash away, and ur pot will be safe again. But to avoid all this hassle, it is recommended to use a useless or disposable pot. Rock on.

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Last edited by Bassface_505 at Feb 22, 2007,
#18
Quote by Bassface_505


Well once u have taken out the strings, just put some 20-50ml of concentrated HCl (Hydro-Chloric Acid) in the pot, and stir it around for abt 60-90 sec. till the bubbles or other reaction signs subside. Then put it under water, and step away from it. Be very careful as to not let the acid touch ur skin in any case. If it does, wash with lots of water. Acid wounds dont heal very fast.

Now HCl will turn all the metal oxides into chloride salts that are soluble in water, so that they will wash away, and ur pot will be safe again. But to avoid all this hassle, it is recommended to use a useless or disposable pot. Rock on.

- Bassface


lol... it seems a lot of effort. I usually just change my strings once every 3 months. But one day I'll try this because it sounds cool.
#19
bassface, where can we find concentrate acid in this day and age?
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