One really Fu--ed up B string...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Obsolex, Jul 19, 2003.

  1. Obsolex

    Obsolex Guest

    Nov 17, 2002
    Ok, I was just got back from out of town, and when I was up there, all of a sudden the B started to buzz... I probably took the string off 6 times, and it kept buzzing, but one time, I noticed that at the very end, (it's roundwound) it was kind of coming undone (like: 000000000000000----0000). Could this be why it was buzzing.
    It acted all funky on me too, like, it would be in tune, then go out of tune, wierd stuff...
    What could that maybe been at all??
  2. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    If the windings are starting to separate, the string's pretty much shot. Toss it and put another one on.

  3. demolition

    demolition Guest

    Jul 5, 2003
    I have noticed when i take my strings off to either clean or swap with other basses ETC,they have a tendency to start to un-wrap/fall apart ETC.
    If its that bad off commen sense will tell you to get a new string/s,did you really need to be told to get a new string ? if you had a hole in your shoe would you get a new pair or wait for someone to let you know its ripped and in need of replacement ?
    BTW this should be in Strings dept,i will let you live this time,but dont let it happen again because i will have to force you to listen to New Kids On the Block FOREVER !:eek:
  4. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    You cant break the Geneva Conventions that strongly - this is on the level of war crimes like genocide and ethnic cleansing, you know! :eek:

    :D :D :D