A few weeks back we did this video: 15 Year Old strings on Dirt Cheap Bass??? – And the tonal difference was pretty severe. A few of the knuckle draggers even thought that the old strings sounded better…

That being said, I wanted to do an A/B test of one of the oldest tricks in my arsenal; boiling strings. Bass strings aren’t cheap, and if this works, it can go a long way to saving you some cash!

I first learned about it way back in the mid ’80s in Doug Marks’ Metal Method Guitar Lesson. I mentioned this idea a few years ago in another video called “How to not completely suck on bass guitar” and it was met with quite a bit of mockery. The thing was, I wasn’t kidding. Watch the video below to see the before / after tones of boiling your bass strings.

Boiling Bass Strings: Does it actually WORK?

Things to check out:

acoustic drums for metal recording manual

If you’re a drummer, you’re going to find this guide offensive. It never ceases to amaze me how easily big, tough heavy metal drummers get offended….

“What comes out the speakers matters more than your feelings, creampuff!”