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

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

  1. 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...

  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!

  3. 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


    Nov 24, 2000
    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


    May 23, 2002
    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...