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Old 04-29-2019, 05:50 AM
Howard Emerson Howard Emerson is offline
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Originally Posted by 4-string View Post
30-35 years ago I used boil my bass strings.

At this point in life there's no need.

Besides, I'm a string junkie and love trying new strings all the time.
The antithesis of what many bass players were doing back then. I remember very clearly reading about Nashville bassist/producer Norbert Putnam hating new strings, so he would take his Precision into the bathroom while he'd be showering to make sure the strings got deader quicker.

He never had fret ends sticking out, either.

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