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putting on new strings and.........

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by jkoc, Aug 3, 2002.


  1. jkoc

    jkoc

    Jul 23, 2002
    STUPID question...

    ok i put on new strings finally but the strings i bought seem short so the ends are like this.... (the blue ends...)

    is this ok?? the strings i had before were long so the actual nickel strings wound around the pegs...



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  2. jkoc, you did just fine. Your new strings probably just have more silk wrap than the old ones. As long as the silk doesn't go over the nut, you're fine!

    --jeff
     
  3. jkoc

    jkoc

    Jul 23, 2002
    oh so the silk wrap was meant for turning aroudn the bolt?

    i always thought you were supposed to cut it all off
     
  4. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    eep! :eek:

    (just kidding :) ).

    Check out this old BP article -- http://archive.bassplayer.com/gear/install.shtml
     
  5. Yep, you did great. Some strings don't even have the silk wrapping. Eejit was right.:)
     
  6. jbay

    jbay

    May 23, 2002
    Singapore
    Noticed that u dun wrap the strings round the machine heads much. Personally, I would try to wrap em down to the bottom. This causes the string to push down on the nut at a greater angle, with greater tension. It helps the bass to stay in tune, and also better sustain. Or at least I believe it does... :)

    PS. of cos this applies to an angled headstock...