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Is it possible to take the strings off your bass then put them back on?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by The_Ryst, Jun 20, 2005.


  1. I got soem Elixirs thanks to that survey, but if I hate them can I put my old strigns back on possibly? I mean, what do I have to do?
     
  2. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    You have to take the elixers off and put the old ones back. :)

    Nothing special to do, you may just need to straighten the ends out a bit to get them through the bridge a second time.
     
  3. alright, just making sure, thanks:)
     
  4. with my first bass i restrung it about 15times with the same strings just so i could practice nothing bad happened but it did kill the strings
     
  5. fraublugher

    fraublugher

    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    if the rabbit dies , eat it for practice.
     
  6. Minger

    Minger

    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    The thing is, constant stretching and restretching the strings may lead to a quicker death...but it should be fine.

    Hm...maybe I should try out one of the sets of elixirs I've now got? :p