Poll :: Bright New Strings vs Old Dull Strings

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Which strings do you prefer?

Dull sounding old strings
3
18%
Bright sounding new strings
6
35%
I like both
7
41%
I don't care so long as it makes some sort of noise
1
6%
 
Total votes: 17

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Poll :: Bright New Strings vs Old Dull Strings

Post by beagle » Mon May 24, 2010 5:05 pm

Ok let's put this puppy to bed. What's your preference?
I like both types for different musical styles.... i.e. dull sucks for slap but sounds great for blues.
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Re: Poll :: Bright New Strings vs Old Dull Strings

Post by timi » Mon May 24, 2010 5:31 pm

Nearly always new and bright for me for the stuff I play, but very occasionally I need a duller sound and rolling down the tone doesn't always get the right sound.

I played bass on a recording recently (kinda dark folky stuff) where I used my Ric with oldish strings on it, but put it down to C so it had a really dull tone since the strings were so much looser than they had been under the higher tension, and then a bit of overdrive since I can't help myself. Sounded perfect for the track!

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Re: Poll :: Bright New Strings vs Old Dull Strings

Post by john » Mon May 24, 2010 6:38 pm

I voted both, For reasons stated above.
What I mostly like is rounds that are about a week old. Brand new is just a to bit zingy for me

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Re: Poll :: Bright New Strings vs Old Dull Strings

Post by Dan » Mon May 24, 2010 8:52 pm

I voted bright. I do however love the sound of dead strings on old P basses (my mate has a '63)....playing muted motown grooves on that is monster.

Personally, I hate the sound of my basses once the strings are about a month or two old!

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Re: Poll :: Bright New Strings vs Old Dull Strings

Post by pins » Tue May 25, 2010 12:14 pm

New strings all the way for me :D
If I suffer from too much brightness(which is more of a venue issue normally) I have plenty of tone adjustments.

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Re: Poll :: Bright New Strings vs Old Dull Strings

Post by Jazzbass » Tue May 25, 2010 3:18 pm

Gimme the thump!

Bright and twangy sets my teeth zinging.
I don't like my teeth to zing! :D

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Re: Poll :: Bright New Strings vs Old Dull Strings

Post by dannowilso » Tue May 25, 2010 4:50 pm

New and all that zingy goodness, I can't wait to go on tour soon cos I'm gonna chuck on a new set of EB's every week!
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Re: Poll :: Bright New Strings vs Old Dull Strings

Post by john » Tue May 25, 2010 5:42 pm

Jazzbass wrote:Gimme the thump!

Bright and twangy sets my teeth zinging.
I don't like my teeth to zing! :D
I must say the poll doesn't make flats sound good like they can
"Dull sounding old strings"
Is not the same as earth shaking thump :D

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Re: Poll :: Bright New Strings vs Old Dull Strings

Post by joppo » Tue May 25, 2010 6:38 pm

I went for dull. Takes me a good 3-4 weeks to get rid of that pesky zing. Maybe I don't play as much as the rest of you...

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Re: Poll :: Bright New Strings vs Old Dull Strings

Post by john » Tue May 25, 2010 6:57 pm

Or maybe you just don't have greasy fingers, like the me

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Re: Poll :: Bright New Strings vs Old Dull Strings

Post by joppo » Tue May 25, 2010 7:03 pm

:lol: Exfoliate regularly John, and lay off the KFC!!!

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Re: Poll :: Bright New Strings vs Old Dull Strings

Post by john » Tue May 25, 2010 7:41 pm

But they tell me, you cant beat that taste :?

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Re: Poll :: Bright New Strings vs Old Dull Strings

Post by Dan » Tue May 25, 2010 8:08 pm

Holy crap, at the exact moment my brain read and processed "You can't beat that taste" it was said on the ad on tv. Freaked me out....I thought I was thinking out loud lol!

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Re: Poll :: Bright New Strings vs Old Dull Strings

Post by john » Tue May 25, 2010 8:24 pm

:lol: Perhaps it's a sign you need a snack?

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Re: Poll :: Bright New Strings vs Old Dull Strings

Post by Dan » Tue May 25, 2010 8:37 pm

Haha hell no. The chicken/capsicum/potato tikka masala I made was enough. Even if it was a bit of a frankenstein concoction!!

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