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flatwound problems

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by PesoLiviano, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. PesoLiviano


    Feb 23, 2006
    I tried putting flatwounds on my bass for the first time, they were Dean Markley light gauge, and when I cut the end off the low E the outer winding slipped and it turned into a slinky. These are expensive strings and I don't want to make the same mistake again. How do I avoid this problem?

  2. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger Commercial User

    Sep 22, 2005
    Not Mars
    The Overlord of Nordstrand Pickups
    Bend the string at a 90 degree angle close to where you plan on cutting it, then cut above the bend (as in leave the bent portion intact).

    Also make sure you have the right length of string, long scale, short scale, etc. for your bass. You don't want to cut the meaty portion of a string, which might be necessary if you use super long scale strings on a short scale bass.