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Old 2007-01-08, 23:13
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Well dude its one of three things.

1) Poor quality strings,
2) Bad technique,
3) Sharp angles on your saddles (if the strings are breaking at the bridge)

So take your pick.


No, it was neither. Bass strings break, they are not indestructible They probably broke quicker because I was playing un plugged the majority of the time.
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Old 2007-01-09, 00:52
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Hmmm, its just weird to me, ive never broken a bass string in my life. What kind of strings do you use?
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Old 2007-01-09, 03:23
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yea it happens buy better quality strings..i broke my E string once
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Old 2007-01-09, 08:59
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I broke my A string once in the middle of a song where MASSIVE improvisation was required. It was not a good time, but managed to make it through. Turns out I had a tiny burr in the saddle of the bridge. Other than that, I've only had one string break, and that was as I was putting on the new set...defective string. The core wire was broken by the ball.

Also...I've yet to see a music store that won't sell you an individual bass string, (unless it's a high-C string, which most of them don't seem to carry...alas)

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Old 2007-01-09, 11:54
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I think I've broken around six strings by the past three years I've played
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Old 2007-01-09, 19:25
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I think I've broken around six strings by the past three years I've played

It seems everyone here either breaks them very rarely or relatively frequently.



Valtiel, I think the gauge might be just as important as the quality of strings. To all those that have posted regarding how many strings they broke, what gauges and kinds of strings do you all use?


Small music stores do NOT sell individual bass strings. In fact, the biggest music store in my city only started selling individual strings 3-4 years ago.
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Old 2007-01-09, 20:32
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BassB-playing a long time doesnt mean you have good technique, you could've learned something horribly damaging to your strings and not even know it.

as for me, the only string ive ever broken was trying to tenor tune and my D broke, that was stupid of me
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Old 2007-01-10, 00:35
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BassB-playing a long time doesnt mean you have good technique, you could've learned something horribly damaging to your strings and not even know it.


Hell, I haven't broke THAT many strings. Probably 4 or so in six years. Like I said, I used to play a lot un plugged, therefore playing harder. And now that I think of it, most of the one's I broke I was completely screwing around and not playing normally. I assure you I don't have a bad technique, I was taught for two years by a very respectable bassist..whom even had a CBC show shown nationally. It was a Battle of the Bands type thing he ran.

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Valtiel, I think the gauge might be just as important as the quality of strings. To all those that have posted regarding how many strings they broke, what gauges and kinds of strings do you all use?


You're right, thinner gauge strings will be more prone to breakage simply because they have less tension which = more travel which = higher chance of breakage.
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Old 2007-01-10, 16:21
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Hell, I haven't broke THAT many strings. Probably 4 or so in six years. Like I said, I used to play a lot un plugged, therefore playing harder. And now that I think of it, most of the one's I broke I was completely screwing around and not playing normally. I assure you I don't have a bad technique, I was taught for two years by a very respectable bassist..whom even had a CBC show shown nationally. It was a Battle of the Bands type thing he ran.

GEEZUZ.

aye, just saying.
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Old 2007-01-11, 08:13
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I broke my A string once in the middle of a song where MASSIVE improvisation was required. It was not a good time, but managed to make it through. Turns out I had a tiny burr in the saddle of the bridge. Other than that, I've only had one string break, and that was as I was putting on the new set...defective string. The core wire was broken by the ball.

Also...I've yet to see a music store that won't sell you an individual bass string, (unless it's a high-C string, which most of them don't seem to carry...alas)

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go to dubai dude..thats where i got brand new Rotto's individual strings from low B to high C(even though i have a 5 string).and it costed me alot cheaper than buying a set
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Old 2007-01-11, 16:40
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how can u tell if ya got a burr in the bridge?
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Old 2007-01-11, 18:21
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run your finger across each saddle really fast, if youre not cut to shit, then you have no burr's
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Old 2007-01-11, 19:34
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They are usually quite visible.. some people say replace the bridge completely, but if you get some good grit sandpaper, carefully you can sand them out..
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Old 2007-01-16, 01:39
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John Campbell from Lamb of God only uses 3 strings...just E A & D.
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John Campbell from Lamb of God only uses 3 strings...just E A & D.

Don't make fun of me, please. That's not nice.
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lol sorry man, wasn't insulting you...he really does suck though lol.
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Old 2007-01-16, 18:17
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John Campbell from Lamb of God only uses 3 strings...just E A & D.

fuck john campbell, he's just like that fucking guy from tool but less creative.
(failed guitarist)AND IM NOT RELATING TO HIS PICK PLAYING EITHER SO SHUT THE HELL UP!
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Old 2007-01-16, 19:06
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fuck john campbell, he's just like that fucking guy from tool but less creative.
(failed guitarist)AND IM NOT RELATING TO HIS PICK PLAYING EITHER SO SHUT THE HELL UP!


Im sorry but Justin Chancellor is a fantastic bass player, how can you compare him to someone like that?
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