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am i doing it right?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by razorblade, May 18, 2011.


  1. razorblade

    razorblade

    May 18, 2011
    I restrung my ibanez 4string bass for the first time,I wrapped it counter clockwise around the post,it sounds ok,is that wrong?how important is it too the bass if it's strung that way?please help me!!!
     
  2. Antny

    Antny

    Jan 30, 2011
    New York
    Does it look like this? [​IMG]
     
  3. Aspidites

    Aspidites

    Oct 20, 2009
    Berkeley CA
    Pictures would help.
     
  4. razorblade

    razorblade

    May 18, 2011
    No it's two tuners on each side it's a sd300dx
     
  5. razorblade

    razorblade

    May 18, 2011
    Aww man I meant to say clockwise!!!
     
  6. Aspidites

    Aspidites

    Oct 20, 2009
    Berkeley CA
    He was not asking you if the headstock has the same configuration he was asking you if the strings go the same way around the tuner posts.
     
  7. razorblade

    razorblade

    May 18, 2011
    I wrapped the "e","a",clockwise and the "d","g" counter clockwise so that they wrap towards the center of the headstock
     
  8. Tridacnid

    Tridacnid

    Jun 6, 2010
    Omaha
  9. razorblade

    razorblade

    May 18, 2011
    Sorry,I'm new to music:(I didn't understand the question.:(
     
  10. Aspidites

    Aspidites

    Oct 20, 2009
    Berkeley CA
    Like this.

    P1000780.
     
  11. razorblade

    razorblade

    May 18, 2011
    Thanks tridacnid,it looks like I wrapped totally backwards!!I hope I didn't damage it!
     
  12. Aspidites

    Aspidites

    Oct 20, 2009
    Berkeley CA
    It sounds like you did it the opposite of the way it should be strung.
     
  13. razorblade

    razorblade

    May 18, 2011
    Will it be difficult to reuse the same set!or is the string gonna be a turd to wrap it the other way?
     
  14. Aspidites

    Aspidites

    Oct 20, 2009
    Berkeley CA
    You can reuse the strings without an issue.
     
  15. Antny

    Antny

    Jan 30, 2011
    New York
    Take the tension off the strings to avoid damaging the nut (the "bridge" that the strings pass over as they leave the fretboard towards the tuners). Now! Run Forrest, RUN! :p
     
  16. razorblade

    razorblade

    May 18, 2011
    Thanks aspidites:) did I damage my bass by doing that?it's been like that for a couple of weeks.
     
  17. Aspidites

    Aspidites

    Oct 20, 2009
    Berkeley CA
    You didn't hurt anything. If left on there over time it could cause cause undue wear to the nut but that would take much longer than two weeks.
     
  18. razorblade

    razorblade

    May 18, 2011
    Thanks bros!
     
  19. dannylectro

    dannylectro Supporting Member

    Aug 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    Say ten Hail Marys, take two aspirin, and try again tomorrow.

    ;-)
     
  20. Bassist Jay

    Bassist Jay

    Dec 28, 2009
    Sterling, CO.
    Endorsed by K.B. Guitars, Nordstrand Audio Pickups, Von York Strings and Gallien-Krueger Amps.
    To make things easy on you. Always remember when stringing a bass to keep the strings to the inside of the tuning key post on the headstock and you can't go wrong.
     

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