Posted by Bob the bass player on January 17, 2001 at 16:19:34:
In Reply to: Elixir bass strings posted by Mickster on January 17, 2001 at 12:18:02:
: Does anyone here use Elixir bass strings? I know they're supossed to
: be pretty good.(They better be @ $45.00 a set) It says that they have
: a polyweb coating. Does this make it a flatwound, or a new kind of
: roundwound? Also, has anyone tried Thomastik strings? I'm really just
: interested in flatwounds. Any report will be appreciated.
I've tried Elixer strings twice. The first time I thought they were really great. The second time I broke three strings in one month. Based on this rather scanty evidence I won't use them again.
I tend to break a lot of strings because I play really hard so you might not have this problem. Fender strings also tend to break a lot I've noticed. In my experience Rotosounds are the only strings that can stand up to the beating I give them.
The exlir strings I used felt and sounded like roundwounds.
I'm curious if other people break a lot of strings. I've met other bass players who claim to never have broken a string. This has been a problem for me since I first started playing and has occured on every bass I have owned.
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