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Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by RIP, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. DiMarco

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    I also like these strings. Don't know the brand Don't care either.

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    Let me guess- DR Neon Greens? With a low B?
     
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  3. ectoflanger

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    Speaking of which I bought some blacks for the Fretless Bette but the flats it came never needed to be replaced-
    And I shied from the 5 string sets because the low b was a little light for my taste

    But they would look cool - black on ebony Fretless fingerboard
     
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  4. ectoflanger

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    Man I wish they made them in double ball - would look hot on the Steinberger

    But like that’s going to happen any time soon
     
  5. Rehan

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    I had DR Neon greens on the ‘88 SSI I used in this video. They look pretty cool, which is why I used them for the video. Sound wise for me they were meh and the tension was too soft for me. I do like the DR Lo Rider strings quite a bit though.

     
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    It's G strings ecto. They 're the reason I play BEAD now. I removed the G cause it was distracting me.
     
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    Lol! Yes I finally can see how the G string could be distracting - ;)
     
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  8. Nightmaresandconclusions

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    Fodera Anthony Jackson exposed cores for my stage 1, D'addario black silk wraps on my fretless thumb 5 and la bella white silk wrap coppers on my acoustic alien 6. Anything double balled for my steinberger as I don't play it much. All quite expensive but they last and sound great in the chosen basses. Just finished a big hunt for the best strings "for what i like" and think i have it now. You get what you pay for in strings I reckon.
     
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    Can you tell us a bit about the "exposed core" concept?
     
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    Just to let you know, the Steinberger experts recommended the D’Addario ESXL170-5 (.130, .100, .080, .065, .045) double ball strings for mine.
     
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    See DiMarco’s original post... :D

    But all kidding aside- “Exposed Core Bass Strings offer the most core contact available. The core is completely exposed over the bridge saddle for maximum contact, brightness and sustain. Exposed Core strings give that desired "Piano" string sound.”

    Exposed Core Electric Bass Strings from Bass Strings Online
     
  12. Nightmaresandconclusions

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    Here' a pic of my AJ exposed cores over the bridge saddles. I replaced all the saddles to the narrow type to reduce any string movement. These strings have lasted ages and sound really really good. They feel great as well.
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    I like the Ernie Ball cobalts for flat wounds and the T-I Super Alloys for round wounds. The cobalts aren't as dead sounding as most flats are, which is what I like about them, and the super alloys seem to just make a Warwick sound like what I think a Warwick should sound like.
     
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    Cool video! And, what the heck is that crazy looking double necked guitar thing that guy is playing? Inquiring minds want to know!
     
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    So has anyone tried this trick?
    I haven't as my strings stay fresh for six months to almost a year so I never really cared... But I do wonder if this really works.

     
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    Can't see this working as your strings are always going to be ground down a bit where they hit the fret, this would effect how they resonate. Might as well just boil them ha ha.
     
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    Thanks!

    The guitarist’s name is Terence Hansen and he plays cross neck guitars built by luthier Richard Heeres from the Netherlands. Click on the links below for more info:

    Richard Heeres

    Terence Hansen
     
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    Based on the video, it sounds like it works, but I don't know why. Boiling strings removes the accumulated oils and dust, so that I can understand, but this method eludes me.
     
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    Boiling is bad (done that in the past).

    Denaturated Alcohol (95% or more Ethanol - any Hardware Store should have it) is Solution. Prevents Corrosion, does not makes Strings brittle. After soaking for 24-48 Hours, Strings are clean and sounds like new. I have 2 sets of Strings per Bass, and when its time for cleaning strings, i put another set and after day or two, i let soaked Strings to dry naturaly and store them for future use.
    Eventually, Strings are going to be Physically damaged from playing - at that time, buy new ones, but its nice to have (literally) new sounding Strings until that happens.

    Use hermetically sealed jar, or pipe etc. Ethanol attracts moisture and that can lead to corrosion. I replace Alcohol once a Year because of that - maybe not necessary, but its cheap, so why not.
     

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  20. DiMarco

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    I tried boiling back in the nineties. It made the rotosounds I used back then feel overly rough and did nothing to improve the sound.

    It is a bad idea to boil strings and it simply does not work.
     
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