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New strings don't fit bridge

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Ryan Donahue, Jan 23, 2006.


  1. I just got new set of Fender 9050ML flats. Never tried flats before so I'm pretty excited. Anway, I was in the process of installing them when I went to slide the low E into the bridge whole. The string itself fits but the green string wrapper at the end of the string doesn't fit. I tried lubing it up a bit with 3-in-1 oil but that didn't work. Anyone have any suggestions. I don't really want to drill the whole bigger but if I have to I can.
     
  2. SGT. Pepper

    SGT. Pepper Banned

    Nov 20, 2005
    Phila,Pa.
    What kind of bass and bridge is it?
     
  3. Geezerman

    Geezerman

    Nov 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Your going to have to bore it out. I had to do these with my P/J and steve harris flats. It's fairly simple, but make sure there isn't any sharp edges, or you will have a bunch of broke strings ;)