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New Conklin Snakeskin Problems....

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Battist, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Battist


    Mar 18, 2009
    So a couple days ago I received my "New and Improved" Conklin Snakeskin strings for my 7 string Conklin Groove tool bass. The Bead at the end of the string that sits inside the bridge was too large to fit inside the bridge. I tried them anyway, and after tightening the string to pitch the beads would actually wedge themselves in the holes and get stuck requiring a hammer to get out. I am now working on taking the beads off the new strings and putting the ones from the old strings on but the high C and F are getting more tricky. Wondering if anyone else has had this problem or if i just received some bad strings?
  2. MNAirHead

    MNAirHead Supporting Member

    Deremel to the bridge
  3. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    Either this, or if the beads are metal, pound them down into an oblong shape.

    There's a good chance that the size they're using now is the more standard bass bead size, so it would be worth your while to make a slight modification to the bridge should you choose to go with different strings in the future.
  4. MNAirHead

    MNAirHead Supporting Member

    I've owned a gt for years .... You really want the bridge to accept standard strings

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