Strings jumped.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Rickenmonster, Jan 21, 2014.


  1. Rickenmonster

    Rickenmonster Supporting Member

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    Yesterday my D&G strings got stuck and jumped loose whilst intimating. Is there some sort of lube anyone would recommend to prevent this?
     
  2. elgecko

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    You were "intimating" your bass? Without lube?

    :confused:
     
  3. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    Chaffing is never good.

    But assuming you meant intonating, I still have no idea what you're talking about.
     
  4. tylerwylie

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    Thread of the year, and it's only January.
     
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  6. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    I hate when my G String gets stuck.
     
  7. devo_stevo

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  8. Nev375

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    I love my basses as much as the next guy on here, but I'd need much larger than a 1/4" output jack to get intimated with it.
    ...not to mention the lube.
     
  9. RDUB

    RDUB Supporting Member

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    Once the strings start intimating they're liable to land anywhere!
     
  10. unclebass

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    Was having a bad day, this thread just cheered me up!
     
  11. FourBanger

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    Fast Fret?
     
  12. Nev375

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    Is that the best lube for metal?
     
  13. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

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    Yes. Especially Steely Dan.
     
  14. pfox14

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    KY is what I use for those intimate moments.
     
  15. elgecko

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    On a serious note, did they jump off the nut or off the bridge?
     
  16. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    Something like "Planet Waves Lubrikit Friction Remover" - Nut and Saddle Lubricant
     
  17. SasquatchDude

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    Oh god... let this be a lesson to never read TB threads during lecture. Back to taking notes. :bag:
     
  18. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks Supporting Member

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    I once intimated with two basses. I'm still recovering, 'cause I got severely stuck before I finally jumped loose. The basses have been successfully reanimated, but will have to stay in their cases for a while... :meh:
     
  19. DerTeufel

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    I concur..I haven't stopped laughing!

    OP, something like what Slapinfunk suggested would work fine.
     
  20. Freez

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    Braggart!
     
  21. Jensby design

    Jensby design

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    :rollno:

    Anyway, I use a push point pencil, just scribble on contact points. This works on my cello and its bridge and nut are both made of wood.
     

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