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B string won't fit: TI flats on a Warwick Corvette 5er??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by birdxofxprey, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. I posted this under "strings," but thought it might be appropriate here as well. Warwick owners will hopefully be familiar enough with this scenario to offer some advice.

    the problem is that the TI low B is not available tapered, so it doesn't fit through the Warwick bridge. I know that the Wick site says the bridge can be filed and widened, but before doing this it would be helpful to hear from others who have had this mod done. how about it?

    is it worth the trouble of filing the bridge to get the TIs onto the wick?

    anyone have any bad experiences with this procedure?

  2. dumbdrum


    Sep 19, 2006
    I have had success flatening out the ball end with some channel locks. Hope that helps.
  3. SurrenderMonkey


    Aug 18, 2006
    New warwick bridges should accomodate for non tapered. My $$ did. Expensive though. But yeah, take a big paid of pliers, and flatten the end. That's what I did for my thumb.
  4. BetterBottomEnd

    BetterBottomEnd <- Not me I just like looking at her

    Jan 9, 2007
    Cable Wi
    On a couple different basses, no warwicks though, I've had to made either the E or B fit through the bridge. Just work slowly are carefully so you don't scratch up your body. Other then that its not really a very big deal.
  5. timmy lee

    timmy lee

    Nov 26, 2016
    My issue is the ball end won't stay seated, and pops out when I get close to tuning to pitch?
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