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E string popping out of nut? Help!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by davegrohllover, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. davegrohllover

    davegrohllover

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    Hey, so I'm new to bass, normally play guitar. I've just put new strings on and it's the first time I've done it so I assume I've done something wrong. I'm not sure if maybe I cut the string too short or wound it wrong? But basically, when I tighten the E string to tune it, it just pops out of the nut. Really frustrating. I've added a link with a photo too in case that helps :) Looks like it's probably not at the right angle, but not sure how to fix it since I haven't done this before. So any help would be appreciated! Thanks :)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/118679234@N04/12766300843/
  2. mrmills

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    Try winding the strings the other way round the tuner, so the strings are straighter out of the nut.
  3. Jungy

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    Yep, they're wound backwards.
  4. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member

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    Strings wound backwards indeeed. Do it again.

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  5. slipknotmaggot3

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    May be late commenting but generally when stringing your bass, you want the strings turning towards the tuner pegs. Best of luck to you friend. :)
  6. Sartori

    Sartori

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    You put the strings on backwards, but fortunately that's a simple problem to correct. Take them off and put them on again. When you're done, it should look like the pic Jazz Ad posted.
  7. davegrohllover

    davegrohllover

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    Lol it seems so obvious! But thanks everyone! I've re-stringed and all is good :)
  8. Sartori

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    Glad to hear it.

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