Changing bass strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by keithbkk, Feb 16, 2003.

  1. black :confused:

    I have an Epiphone Viola bass and am unable to buy, here in Bangkok, Thailand the correct scale length strings (30.5") Can I use 34" scale length and just cut them off at the winding, silk wrapping and all? This will mean wrapping the strings on the tuning post at full diameter. The E & A strings will be the only issue I suppose. I want to use .45-.105 roundwounds.
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    that should be allright.
  3. remeber to bend the string at right angles first before you cut
    i understand this will lock the windings.
    i have seen some basses with the thick parts of the string around the machine heads..must be a similar case.
    i suppose if you get at least two turns on it will hold pitch.