Whats the difference in the various types of bass strings?
Round wound strings produce the brightest tone. They also cause the most finger squeaking. They are easiest to intonate. Flat-wound strings eliminate the finger squeaking problem at the expense of not being as bright as round wound strings. They are harder to intonate. If you are looking for a somewhat dull upright bass sound then consider flat wound strings. Half-round strings are a combination of the above two types. They offer a trade-off between brightness and less finger squeak noise. There are many expensive brands of bass strings on the market. Some product tests have revealed that there is little real difference between them. In general, bass strings sound best after several hours of playing on them. The bright punchy sound usually only lasts for the first few weeks. They begin to sound dead when dirt and grease accumulate in the windings. Some players will boil them to get a second breath of life out of them. When should the truss rod be adjusted? The truss rod may need to be