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 Post subject: Attn: Bassists
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:21 am 
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Don't ever buy DR bass strings 45-105. They will fucking break before you get them tuned up. I'm gonna go to the music store and try to get my $$$ back.

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 Post subject: Re: Attn: Bassists
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:48 am 
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That's a drag. Bass strings are spensive...

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 Post subject: Re: Attn: Bassists
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:01 pm 
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Ta. Oddly even after two years of intensive playing (until I broke my finger), my bass strings were in fine shape.

(Also, the bass could be your problem, if it's a cheepo. Had a guitar like that, frets were sharp like razors.)

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 Post subject: Re: Attn: Bassists
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:54 pm 
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I've used GHS strings religiously since I got to college. Since I just moved to VA I figured I'd hit the local music store in town and all he had were DR and Ernie Ball (I HATE Ernie Ball, the only strings I've broken while playing). I figured I'd give DR a try. Fuck em. I know it's not my bass, it's an ESP J-5 Custom, back before ESP became a metal brand and put out good products. I went to the GHS site and ordered some new strings, decided I'd try out the GHS "Progressive" line. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Attn: Bassists
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:56 pm 
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I don't know if they even make them any more, but I always liked nickol plated flat wound strings,,
then came the round wounds,, after that, I don't know what's out there now,, but in forty years of playing
bass,, I never broke a string,,,,

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 Post subject: Re: Attn: Bassists
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 1:21 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Attn: Bassists
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 2:38 pm 
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Nice... :smoke:


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 Post subject: Re: Attn: Bassists
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 3:23 pm 
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What horrible technique.... :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Attn: Bassists
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 5:06 pm 
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Ya there is something fishing going on there... :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Attn: Bassists
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:28 am 
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Rotosound swingbass standard gauge. Old reliable, for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Attn: Bassists
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 5:00 pm 
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Sorry thought this was a Dweezil looking for a new bass player thread :mrgreen:


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