Boiling Bass Strings: Does it actually WORK?

  • Boiling Bass Strings- Does it actually WORK

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?

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About the Author:

Greetings, I'm Glenn Fricker, engineer here at Spectre Sound Studios. I love making records, and after doing it for sixteen years, I want to pass on what I've learned. Featuring tutorials on how to record guitar, bass, real drums and vocals. There's reviews and demos of tube amps, amp sims, drums, mics, preamps, outboard gear, and plugin effects. Everything you've wanted to learn about recording Hard Rock & Heavy Metal can be found right here on my channel! I also respond to your comments & questions: The best make it into the SMG Viewer's Comments series of videos. Loads of fun, lots of laughs. Thanks for reading!

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