I have never really thought much about bass strings before, but recently a few questions have come up and I am having trouble finding answerers.
First, a multi part question. At my last band practice, the guitar player was playing with my bass. He told me my action was really high, and that I am plaing with strings that are too thick. I play with .045 - .105 but the manufacturer of bass bass recomends .045 - .100 My question is this: Can playing with a thicker string warp my neck? Second, does it matter if my action is too high? I have never adjusted it, and am comfortable with the way it is. Can it harm my bass? Will it affect my sound?
The next question is easier, what is the real difference between string types (nickel wound, stainless steal, flatwound, etc.) other than what they are made of? Are there sound differences? I read somewhere that stainless steel can be bad for my frets and fretboard.