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  1. On a brighter note I won a lucky dip on the lottery!
  2. It's just practice mate. Did you have this pain before starting playing bass or is this a result of playing? If it's playing your wrist will adjust especially if you try different strap lengths. Good luck anyway bud.
  3. Cheers, I just looked up red label strings on Thomas site and all available were nickel.
  4. But they are nickel. My above post, Coban strings, stainless-£4.70 a set if you buy more than four
  5. It was when we were playing so much in the early 90's. Hot sweaty pubs and my hands sweating. I would notice little blisters in between my fingers, which would burst after a while and then the skin became red raw and flaky and finally would split. It was agony. I used to dry my hands on a towel after every song but it didn't help much. I got tests done at work but nothing was conclusive. It was myself that worked out that it was the nickel, as I could never wear a cheap watch. My wrist would flare up. I tried the stainless and it was like a revelation. No more discomfort. I have since tried nickel strings on occasion and I very quickly start to feel that itching starting in between my fingers again.
  6. Some of the comments are good. We got a spot for rhythm guitar or bass, which would you like? Lemmy: Yes.
  7. I found these. I bought them before but this wasn't the unmarked ones which were ok too. These are a good deal if, like me, you change strings often. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152412804819?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 You can't go wrong for £4.79 a set.
  8. it was a few years ago that I bought a load. I could do that but it would take a lot of searching.
  9. I can’t remember the name of the ones I got as they came in a clear plastic bag with no label. They definitely were not as good as Elites or Rotosounds but considering they were a fraction of the price I was prepared to put up with them. I just can’t remember where I got them. I thought it was Amazon but can’t find them on there
  10. I use stainless steel strings all the time. I first started when I found out that I was allergic to nickel and when I sweated my fingers would first itch and then the skin would start peeling off. Before I worked out what was causing this problem I had nights where the blood was running down my hands. Very rock and roll but not at all comfortable. It turned out that I preferred the stainless as they were brighter than nickel coated strings. I do like that new string brightness so I am forced to buy strings regularly. I found a supplier who sold very cheap stainless and bought a load. Trouble is I don't remember where I got them and can't find them online anymore. Does anyone know where I can source cheap stainless steel strings please?
  11. Well as was said by one learned forum poster, you can work out your bass parts from listening or watching the guitarist, so all's good!
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