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G string Chromes slip on stingray post?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by MoeTown1986, Mar 7, 2013.


  1. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    I've been a round wounder for years now and recently dabbled in flats. I put chromes on both my P basses and dig em. Got a set for my stingray 5 and the G string kinda strips itself and spins in the tuning post. Tried 3 different chrome G's. I tried anywhere from my normal 2 wraps around the post, to and entire string without being cut short. I dunno what to do or why this is happening.

    HELP!
     
  2. Yep! I used to use chromes on a stingray5 and had the slippage problem. The trick is to wrap one of the windings under the first it looks like a knot. I got it to work reliably with a few tries. Never had issues and played that bass out often.
     
  3. ric426

    ric426 In my defense, I was left unsupervised. Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Southeast Michigan
    I put some Chromes on a bass that has 1/2" post Hipshot tuners today and had the slippage problem until I put a right angle bend about 1/2" before the end of the silk, trimmed off the bare end of the core wire, then inserted the bent end in the center hole of the post. No more slippage.
     
  4. joebar

    joebar

    Jan 10, 2010
    same here
     
  5. This
    Stick the end of the string in the hole in the tuner post if it has one

    IMG-20130307-00464.jpg
    That is a Chrome flatwound that I colored the thread on
     
  6. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    Tried that, still slipped
     
  7. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    Did that. Still slipped
     
  8. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    Can you post a close up pic?
     

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