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?