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fmm
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Username: fmm

Post Number: 301
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 9:17 am:   Edit Post

How long should string bass strings last? What about strings on an EUB? Iíve only changed strings on such instruments when they break.
funkyjazzjunky
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Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 610
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 10:11 am:   Edit Post

How often do you play? What types of strings do you prefer (flat, roundwound, coated)?
darkstar01
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Username: darkstar01

Post Number: 239
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 2:28 pm:   Edit Post

They'll last for a long, long time. I haven't changed mine on my Wilfer since I bought it 5 years ago. Still work just fine. My old teacher, who is a pretty well known concert bassist, told me he hasn't changed his in over 10 years.
Matter of opinion, I guess.
fmm
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Username: fmm

Post Number: 302
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 3:46 pm:   Edit Post

I'm asking for another bass player. He has one of the new NS models. Flats, plays probably 8 hours a week.
funkyjazzjunky
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Username: funkyjazzjunky

Post Number: 612
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2010 - 7:18 am:   Edit Post

Austin is right, they will last (and perform) quite some time
adriaan
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 2556
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2010 - 1:52 pm:   Edit Post

The strings that the NS EUBs ship with do not appear to have the greatest reputation for longevity. The closest thing to indestructible would be TI Spirocores.

Also note that NS basses take 3/4 length strings, except for Spirocores that you need to get in 4/4 length.

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