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Scratchy sounding strings

Post by lance » Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:44 pm

:?: Scratchy sounding strings?
Newish strings, does anybody know how to stop the scratchy sound when sliding your fingers up and down the strings can it be fixed or is it more to do with the type of strings and thier construction

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Re: Scratchy sounding strings

Post by Pstewart » Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:57 pm

Play them in? roll off the treble on your bass or amp?
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Re: Scratchy sounding strings

Post by john » Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:58 pm

You might like flat or tape wounds by the sounds of it.
I put a switch in one of my basses that cuts the frequencies at around 5k up. That helps take off some of the crispness of new strings

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Re: Scratchy sounding strings

Post by model.citizen » Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:18 am

ghs fast fret bro. silks up the strings, cleans then and the fretboard, removes some of the string noise when they're new.
i like rickenbackers. and fridges.

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Re: Scratchy sounding strings

Post by definite » Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:52 am

I love the sound of brand new strings! =P learn to like it haha!

But seriously yeah, taper off the top end of your amp eq and/or tone on your bass until they are worn in a bit.

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Re: Scratchy sounding strings

Post by showking » Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:29 am

if its not ur thing, try flat wound strings

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