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Is my string bad?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by jarrydee, May 28, 2012.


  1. jarrydee

    jarrydee

    Oct 22, 2011
    Michigan
    I know this is more than likely a very stupid question, but I am still learning. I was at practice yesterday and all of a sudden my D string on fret 10 started to buzz and fret out. I noticed that on that fret the string had a dimple in it (dont know what to call it) it looked like the fret had pushed in the bottom of the string and it stayed that way. So my question is, do I just need new strings or is there something wrong with my bass. The string are only a little over a month old, But I practice every day for at the minimum 2 hours, usually more. in case it matters, my bass is a 4 month old 2011 Fender American standard P bass and, the strings are DR sunbeams. Thank you for any input.
     
  2. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    The string has a dent in it from the fret? I have never seen that before but, yes I would put new strings on it. Probably a different brand.
     
  3. jarrydee

    jarrydee

    Oct 22, 2011
    Michigan
    yes, that's exactly it. a dent on the string right where it would touch the fret. The fret looks normal, not that I know much, but it looks and feels just like the rest of the frets. I was just praying that this new bass I spent all my money on was not the problem! Thank you for your help!
     
  4. iCONICA

    iCONICA

    May 14, 2012
    I'm new too, but I'd suggest the winding around the inner core was a little lose in that area, and your fret parted the winding under pressure. So a dodgy string. Out of interest, what brand were they?
     
  5. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Inactive Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    If you rest the bass facing forward on the fretboard, it is possible to bend the string... you could have bent the string and a bent string is a bad string... cant really fix it...
     
  6. George Mann

    George Mann Inactive

    May 27, 2012
    Colorado
    A few string specialists sell them individually.
     
  7. Someone hit your bass neck with something heavy and hard, like a mic or cymbal stand. Does the fret look dented at all?
     
  8. jarrydee

    jarrydee

    Oct 22, 2011
    Michigan

    Man, you scared the hell out of me!! No the fret is not damaged!
     
  9. jarrydee

    jarrydee

    Oct 22, 2011
    Michigan
    DR Sunbeams, about a month old!
     
  10. jarrydee

    jarrydee

    Oct 22, 2011
    Michigan
    nope, I keep it on a regular stand, and when not in use it goes in its case!
     
  11. jarrydee

    jarrydee

    Oct 22, 2011
    Michigan
    OK, upon closer inspection, I DO see what looks like a scratch on the fret where this dent is on the string. So clearly someone knocked something into my bass. Is this fret going to be a problem? will it mess up a new string? man this sucks!
     
  12. That's great! Well all ya need is a new string then (some dealers sell singles).
     

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