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Old 2006-09-03, 05:58
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Old 2006-09-03, 08:32
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DR Hi Beams. I also like the basic Rotosound set I have in my Spector, they are
almost like the Hi Beams, just much more cheaper
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Old 2006-09-03, 11:16
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I use rotosound swing bass, they sound/feel good and last long/keep there tone if you apply fast fret to them every month or so.
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Old 2006-09-03, 17:05
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can somone suggest me some uber good 5 string bass strings. plz
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Old 2006-09-03, 17:09
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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

go with spector strings...warwick black labels...or d'arios(dunno how to spell it)
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Old 2006-09-03, 17:11
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i think im going to go with the one Epiatph told me about thanks guys.
 
Old 2006-09-03, 17:33
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Good choice. The Hi Beams dont last for as long as the other as expensive brands, but they certainly sound the best for the period they're alive. These
are the Rotosounds I recommend: http://www.rotosound.com/RB45.gif / RB-45.
I have these Rotosound nickels in my Warwick:
http://www.rotosound.com/nickel66.gif / but I dont like them that much
The D'Addarios I had were awful. I also tried to Warwick red labels for fun, stay away from them
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Old 2006-09-03, 17:34
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Old 2006-09-03, 18:35
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Since I have shit gear, I don't experiment with many types of strings..I normally use Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys.

Dean Markley Blue Steel's were by far the worse I've even bought...I ended up snapping them all within a very short time.
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Old 2006-09-03, 18:38
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ive only ever snapped one bass string in my life
D string trying to tenor tune to play norwiegen wood
the basterd shot out the back of the bridge and flew across the room
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Old 2006-09-03, 19:24
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Since I have shit gear, I don't experiment with many types of strings..I normally use Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys.

Dean Markley Blue Steel's were by far the worse I've even bought...I ended up snapping them all within a very short time.


ive been use Slinkys for the past year they're pretty damn good strings
 
Old 2006-09-03, 19:32
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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
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Old 2006-09-03, 19:35
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10 buck for some strings where are you shoping from?
 
Old 2006-09-03, 19:37
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local store, they were on clearence
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Old 2006-09-03, 19:38
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Old 2006-09-03, 19:41
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lol, they suck ass and i dont even use them
oh im currently working on a nile song(tabbing it)
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Old 2006-09-03, 19:47
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Old 2006-09-03, 20:10
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Old 2006-09-03, 20:45
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never heard that song im taking it that its good
 
Old 2006-09-03, 20:47
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its br00tal
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Old 2006-09-03, 20:48
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what cd is it from?
 
Old 2006-09-03, 20:53
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annihilation of the wicked
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Old 2006-09-03, 20:54
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really man i should of heard that song my friend has that cd oh well.Ill go download it
 
Old 2006-09-03, 22:11
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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, 22:27
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Old 2006-09-04, 00:35
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ive never head not having strings on a bass would warp it
 
Old 2006-09-04, 01:14
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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 2006-09-04, 04:37
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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, 22:52
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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, 14:14
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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 ŗ 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, 15:38
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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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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, 21:04
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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.

ex: my b.c. rich
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Old 2006-09-06, 22:12
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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, 22:47
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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 2006-10-04, 02:48
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I just got some rotosound they made my bass sound the best it has
 
Old 2006-10-06, 19:01
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How can i help my strings sound great for a long time?
 
Old 2006-10-06, 19:23
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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, 20:15
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I use Warwick black labels..Best sounding strings I've used so far.
 
Old 2006-10-18, 15:52
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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..


i have heard that if you clean your strings with metho you can getting them sounding like new. just take them off and soak them in it for 12-24 hours, wipe with a paper towel and leave to dry. it's meant to remove all the grease, dirt, skin and what not from your strings, but since it has no water in it your strings won't rust. effectively the only reason you'll need to replace your strings is because of fret wear(thats if it works though) i'll be giving it a try later, i'll tell ya how it goes.

also don't boil your strings in water to clean them
 
Old 2006-10-18, 17:33
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also don't boil your strings in water to clean them


It actually works fairly well.
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i have heard that if you clean your strings with metho you can getting them sounding like new. just take them off and soak them in it for 12-24 hours

I don't have enough time to soak them for 12 hours.
 
Old 2006-10-18, 20:40
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haha soak them in metho
 
Old 2006-10-18, 20:49
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what exactly is metho?
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Old 2006-10-19, 03:35
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what exactly is metho?

aussie slang for methylated spirits

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I don't have enough time to soak them for 12 hours.

when you buy a new set of strings because your old set are sounding dull keep the old ones and soak em in metho for the 12-24 hours that way when you can just start switching and cleaning. i'm going to start doing that with my strings now

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It actually works fairly well.

yes i'm sure it would work pretty well for cleaning your strings, and getting them to rust too. boiling the water will just help the oxidation process just a little chem for ya. metal + water = rust and H2 (the hydrogen atoms are let off as a gas)
 
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yes i'm sure it would work pretty well for cleaning your strings, and getting them to rust too.


Yeah....espeically when they are made out of stainless steel.
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Old 2006-10-19, 11:43
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i doubt it'd 100% stainless steel there'd be other metals in it that could rust

also stainless steel does rust, all metal rusts, its just that the rust from stainless steel is actually stronger than stainless steel itself so it doesn't weaken and flake off like other metals do when they rust
 
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If you boil the strings, they will not rust.
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If you boil the strings, they will not rust.
But they will get wet.
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and they will burn your fingers when you play them......
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