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Neck problems?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by WillEVee, Feb 19, 2013.


  1. WillEVee

    WillEVee

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    What would cause the E string to NOT sit in the nut slot? (To the point of not even touching the nut)
     
  2. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

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    A pic would help. So you're saying the string does not fit into the E string slot completely?

    Riis
     
  3. WillEVee

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  4. Joe Louvar

    Joe Louvar

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    The wrong gage string (to big/fat) can do that - for example, the stock mim Fender jazz standard basses are setup for a .100 E string so a .105 doesn’t sit in the nut right.
     
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  6. HeavyRockBasser

    HeavyRockBasser

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    If it's not even touching the nut, and assuming there isn't a major mechanical/physical problem with the bass, it sounds like the string is wound wrong. Is it wrapped from the top down, without overlapping, and with at least 3-4 wraps? This is why most basses don't have a string tree for the E and A... the string is essentially it's own retainer.
     
  7. WillEVee

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    Could be wrapped wrong.
    Thanks for the input
     
  8. Vincent P

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    Agreed on both comments,

    Pictures would help.

    Wound incorrectly would do it.
     
  9. 96tbird

    96tbird This Indian movie is really boring man.

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    Not even touching the nut? Suspended in the air?

    Could be wrapped from bottom to top?

    Yeah that's a problem. The string has to come off the tuner as close to the headstock deck as possible. No overlapping winds either! Nice clean wrap from top to bottom, at least two full wraps on the E, I prefer three personally. While you're at it make sure it wraps around the E tuner in the correct direction.

    PS My vote for thread to be a sticky if the string is wound from bottom up.
     
  10. stanknuckle

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    The neck could be twisted/warped.
     
  11. WillEVee

    WillEVee

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    Wrapped wrong.
    Duh.
     
  12. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

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  13. WillEVee

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    It was wound wrong
     

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