Making/Converting Normal strings to Double Ball

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by jtimms, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. jtimms


    Oct 1, 2004
    Has anyone heard of doing converting a normal single balled bass string into a double balled one? I'm pretty interested in it. I just picked up a 5 string Steinberger Spirit and I would like some other options than steel or nickel.

    The piano wire would be cool, though. I'm even considering buying a bow string making kit.

    Any suggestions?

  2. Do a search over on the Musical Instrument Makers Forum - - I saw a reference to just this subject and there was a link to a site that had a how-to on doing this to a standard string.

    Edit: I went over there and realized you would have never found it the way I described it :rolleyes: It's actually a device for doing all things string related like making a ball end, or making a string from bulk wire. Here's the pic:


    It's at