Know Your Knots!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by iJazz, May 22, 2012.

  1. iJazz


    Jan 9, 2012
    Sussex, WI
    Came across this on an eBay auction. Beautiful birdseye maple neck with a wonderful string installation technique :ninja: ...


    iJazz - Go figure. :p
  2. mdogs

    mdogs Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2010
    Constant state of flux
    I'd hate to be around that bass when they tune it!!
  3. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    What the heck? Lol. I agree with mdogs. Thats even worse then other stringing booboo's pics Ive seen. Lol.
  4. That looks like the classic Fisherman's Knot. Good choice for the job.
  5. iJazz


    Jan 9, 2012
    Sussex, WI
    I'd wondered about that. I suppose in a pinch it could be a way of working around a broken string, but why list a bass for sale with that? The auction had other pictures of the item without strings, but if you're going to go to the bother of trying to make a nice vintage boutique bass look good for sale for about $1200, would a new set of strings bust the bank?

    iJazz - Thinking like a businessman.
  6. NightTripper


    Oct 20, 2011
    Wow. I can't decide if I'm more shocked by that knot or the beautiful headstock! I'd like to see more of that bass.
  7. FreshTrooperXBL


    Jul 24, 2011
    Ive done that with guitar strings before (worked mehh at best, but the tone only lasted a week). Thats so much tension, I cant believe he could tune it up?!?

    sooo.... uummm
    What's the best knot for metal?

  8. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    The "REALLY!" made me giggle.
  9. Oneirogenic


    Nov 10, 2009
    Obviously the slipknot is the best for metal!
  10. onestring


    Aug 25, 2009
    Richmond, CA
    I used a knot on a TI jazz flat G string in about the same place. Lasted a couple years until I finally replaced it.

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it... but if it's broke just a little, fix it just enough!
  11. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    I've done that before :)
  12. husky123

    husky123 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    Product Specialist and Artist Relations for Bergantino Audio Systems
    I would have gone with a Figure 8 follow-thru. Inherently tight and no need for overhand safeties or half hitches.
  13. You mean that ISN'T how you're supposed to string up the G?? :D
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