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Unread 12-10-2004, 03:29 PM   #16
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i think elixers are the best string ive ever used.never broken them playin just tunin.

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Unread 12-13-2004, 03:57 PM   #17
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i use ghs boomers....pretty good sound my old ones were getting really dirty and i boiled them and put them on my other bass they work great now
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Unread 12-13-2004, 04:01 PM   #18
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how long do you boil them for?
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Unread 12-13-2004, 05:56 PM   #19
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I don't think boiling is such a great idea...

But well, I cleaned out my bass and pickups and everything, and pretty much when I retuned it...is it me of the D string the most tense string on teh bass?
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Unread 12-14-2004, 03:09 PM   #20
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i've noticed that on mine too...does yours come out of tune more than the other ones? i dont know...mine does...and i just boiled them for like 5 minuted not too long but long enouhg
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Unread 12-14-2004, 07:48 PM   #21
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Mine barely goes out of tune - I like seirously tune it once a week (when I'm at church) and other than that when I have to do drop D...

but if you're asking with boiled strings, I don't know.
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Unread 12-14-2004, 07:50 PM   #22
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Why would someone want to boil strings?
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Unread 12-14-2004, 07:51 PM   #23
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apparnetly to clean them or get a better sound - in which it sounds like ar eally bad idea.
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Unread 12-14-2004, 08:20 PM   #24
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no it works really good...and i bet there are more guys on here that do it....i swear it works
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Unread 12-15-2004, 12:08 PM   #25
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Yeah, i've heard from a lot of guys that boil their strings. I know Traa from POD only plays boiled strings in the studio because he likes the sound better. Personally, I like fresh strings because they have more harmonics. I believe that to proberly boil strings, you should add a little bit of vineger to eat away the corrosion.
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Unread 12-16-2004, 03:10 AM   #26
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ghs bass boomers!! definitely! they are so bright sounding you won't believe ur ears! those are the kind i'm getting...i have Martin & Co. now..those stay bright for a while. i heard about every six months...maybe even every three months would be a good time if ur a really heavy player or play hard on the strings.....get Fast Fret cuz it helps ur strings last longer. that's my 2 cents.
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Unread 12-16-2004, 03:16 AM   #27
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i know a guy who broke all his strings in one night . it was the funniest thing in the world. can someone explain how you would go about boiling ur strings cuz i don't really have a lot of money just to be goin out and buyin strings all the time...i'm getting a set or two plus some other stuff for Christmas, but i would like to preerve them longer if i can.
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Unread 12-16-2004, 06:17 AM   #28
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from what i heard... thomastic strings sound pretty good on the bass... ive never been an elixer fan even for the guitar.... im not sure bout bass.. but i know on the guitar... elixer strings go flat REALLY quick.
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Unread 12-16-2004, 02:02 PM   #29
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No offense to Zman, but GHS Boomers suck hardcore. I had a set on my old MTD Heir, and they were NOT bright at all. They were kind of growly, but they sounded like they were about three months old as soon as I put them on. They're also pretty rough feeling, which I don't mind, as long as the strings sound good.
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Unread 12-16-2004, 03:28 PM   #30
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i dont know...i really like my boomers, sure there's better but i like the sound they give...that growl gives e shivers everytime i play
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