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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by metalloid, Apr 14, 2001.

  1. metalloid


    Feb 2, 2001
    Sorry if this is unacceptable here, its really urgent!

    I want to put elixirs on my Spector NS5CR. The bridge is to small to hold the low B string in that saddle...I need to know how to make it fit, if possible. Can I cut the string? Will it unravel? I dont want to file on the bridge at all, that would limit me to using the strings with a big taper on the end...

    I have a friend coming to pick up the bass to have it set up (Easter Sunday of all days-weird...). I just paid $80 for two sets of elixir strings, and he is coming early tomorrow, so I can't go out and buy a new set.

    Have any of you spector owners ever used elixirs on your bass??

  2. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    There is a solution.
    I have the same problem with my Cort Curbow 6.
    What I do is to use a ehh,, damn I dont know the word in english!!
    UHmm plyers?? Spanish = Playo, Alicate , Pizas de presiĆ³n.
    To press the string as hard as I can to flatten it out until it fits in the bridge..
    I have to do it always because I use a non-tapered .130 string
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I had the same problem w/my NS-5 CR. I filed the sides of the bridge where the string lays. It dosen't effect the ball end so you can put any other string later on, i.e. taper core.

    If you squeeze the string, you might damage it causing it not to sound right or break prematurly. DO NOT cut the string. it will definitly unravel!!!!

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