Zyex E

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by jmacdbass, Dec 27, 2013.


  1. jmacdbass

    jmacdbass jmacdbass.com, openmusiccollective.org

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    I recently put a set on my bass and about a quarter of an inch of silk was left on my nut. Would this stretch out if I left them on?

    My bass is 42.5 inches in scale and the E string is the second tuner back (g e d a b front to back)

    Seams kind of weird an wondering if any one has any comments.

    I actually am liking the g and d better then I thought I would, Have heard some people complain about the a which I am so far in agreeance with.


    Like to hear other peoples thoughts on this problem

    Thanks!
  2. bskts247

    bskts247

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    Some people switch the A and the E string tuners for these bass strings.
  3. jmacdbass

    jmacdbass jmacdbass.com, openmusiccollective.org

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    so just poor design?
  4. dfp

    dfp Supporting Member

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    if the string under the silk at the nut is fully intact, why not take a razor blade, Xacto knife, what have you, and carefully slice off just enough of the overlapping silk? i've done it before w/ other strings.. no problems.. if you're careful!!! :)
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  6. kwd

    kwd

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    I did exactly that. I didn't have any problems after doing it but I don't think it's recommended. D'Addario makes a 4/4 size E in both tensions for this problem. Juststrings.com seems to be the only retailer that carries the 4/4 size E.

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