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Old 2006-09-03, 15:48
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what cd is it from?
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Old 2006-09-03, 15:53
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Old 2006-09-03, 15:54
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really man i should of heard that song my friend has that cd oh well.Ill go download it
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Old 2006-09-03, 17:11
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I have slinkys on my bc just because they were only like 10 bucks and I needed to string it to keep the neck from warping


Necks dont warp if left unstrung.

I use DR Sunbeams on almost everything. I use old ones on my jazz bass, and fresher ones on my 6 string. By far the best sounding and feeling nickel plated bass strings out there.
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Old 2006-09-03, 17:27
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Old 2006-09-03, 19:35
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ive never head not having strings on a bass would warp it
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Old 2006-09-03, 20:14
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It only slightly warps the neck because of the loss of tension, but no major shift.

Warwick black labels are worth a try, and you definately can not go wrong with Dr Hi-beams, probably the one of the best sets of bass strings out there, along with the fodera sets.
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Old 2006-09-03, 23:37
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yes they do


The neck will back bow a tiny bit, but thats not warping. I did this kind of stuff for living man, probably not the best guy to argue with.
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Old 2006-09-04, 17:52
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ive been told to NEVER remove all your strings, but to change them out one at a time taking off the next string as you get to it, I think it was tattered who said this but I could be wrong
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Old 2006-09-05, 09:14
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ive been told to NEVER remove all your strings, but to change them out one at a time taking off the next string as you get to it, I think it was tattered who said this but I could be wrong
I heard the same thing too. Then again, I've never seen Valtiel be wrong about anything, he seems to always know what he's talking about. Maybe if the neck is already warped then having all the strings off might be bad? Whenever I change strings I've always done them one at a time too so that there is only one string missing at any given time. Hmmm ...

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avoid elixers...
my low b gets frayed after only a week or so of use(by that I mean the coating they apply starts to peel off) and i never touch a plectrum to my bass...EVER
I use Elixirs and the coating does not start coming off. It used to when I would nail the string violently against the fretboard la Steve Harris, but even since I stopped doing that so much, it's been fine. I still wouldn't recommend Elixirs though. The B string doesn't sound too good in the first place, and it dies out pretty quickly too. Also, on the set I'm currently playing, I broke 3 out of 5 strings. Jeez.
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I heard the same thing too. Then again, I've never seen Valtiel be wrong about anything, he seems to always know what he's talking about. Maybe if the neck is already warped then having all the strings off might be bad? Whenever I change strings I've always done them one at a time too so that there is only one string missing at any given time. Hmmm ...


Well the only case in which you should never remove all your strings at once is if you had a really poorly designed and/or weak neck. I remove all the strings on my six string all the time when I oil the fretboard. If your neck is already warped, then there are bigger things to worry about.
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Old 2006-09-05, 10:38
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Well the only case in which you should never remove all your strings at once is if you had a really poorly designed and/or weak neck. I remove all the strings on my six string all the time when I oil the fretboard. If your neck is already warped, then there are bigger things to worry about.
Cool, thanks for the info.
And another question: You oil the fretboard? Is this for protection of the wood or some other reason?
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Old 2006-09-06, 00:06
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Well, wood dries out over time. You typically dont have to worry so much with woods like rosewood or cocobolo because they are already pretty oily woods and get any necessary oils from your hands when you play. But my six string has an ebony fretboard, which is super dense and if it dries out, it cracks. And cracks are not fun to fix. Old English lemon oil, or any other lemon oil for that matter is great for using on fretboards. It conditions the wood, makes it look healthier, and cleans it up real nice. Just be careful, if your lemon oil contains petroleum distillates, it can harm the solid finish on a body.
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Old 2006-09-06, 16:04
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Well the only case in which you should never remove all your strings at once is if you had a really poorly designed and/or weak neck. I remove all the strings on my six string all the time when I oil the fretboard. If your neck is already warped, then there are bigger things to worry about.

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Old 2006-09-06, 17:12
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thank you very much for telling about changing strings. i didnt know that it could damage ur bass. i havent changed strings on my bass. and am about to i just dont wanna fuck it up.lol
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Old 2006-09-06, 17:47
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when cutting the new strings(you dont have to but I think it looks like shit with the full length wrapped around the post)
go about 3 inches past the post and cut there
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Old 2006-10-03, 21:48
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I just got some rotosound they made my bass sound the best it has
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Old 2006-10-06, 14:01
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How can i help my strings sound great for a long time?
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Old 2006-10-06, 14:23
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Erm.. dont sweat!

On a more serious note..

Use GHS fast fret every week to keep them clean and sounding new.. wash your hands before you play your bass, and wipe them down with a cloth after your finished playing.. thats all i can think of at the moment..
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Old 2006-10-06, 15:15
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I use Warwick black labels..Best sounding strings I've used so far.
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