BASS STRINGS DURABILITY
Strings durability depends on many variables, such as the acidity of the player's sweat,
the string's composition, environment and weather conditions (hot, humid, etc.)
The more care that you wil take in monitoring and maintain your strings, the longer they will last. To ensure longest string life we suggest that you wipe your strings with a dry clean cloth after each use.
Some manufacturers lately introduced new sets of strings delivering longer life thanks to cryogenic treatments or very thin films of protective material
coated over the external windings.
Worn out strings not only affect tuning but also intonation. In case you noticed that some notes are out of tune in some specific areas of the fretboard and not in others you have probably encountered a worn out or defective string that need to be replaced.
Here are a few tips to preserve the tone of your strings as long as possible:
- Stretch the strings while mounting. If a defective string has to break it's better it does it now rather than during a gig.
- Clean up your strings with a soft dry cloth after each playing and also during gig breaks
- Replace all strings as soon as you notice they lost some of their brightness.
HINTS AND TIPS
It may happen to cross a defective NEW string. A way to discover this is to pay attention to the shape of the pattern that the saddles create at the bridge when they are correctly intonated. A string that requires to be intonated a movement of the saddles which does not conform the one shown in the photos below could be a defective one.
saddle pattern can be an indication of a defective or too worn out strings.