Question Regarding Strings/Windings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by cmhgreg, Feb 10, 2005.


  1. cmhgreg

    cmhgreg

    Oct 26, 2004
    Columbus, OH
    Maybe this should be on the String Forum, but I guess it is more of a setup question. I just restrung my 35" scale bass with a set of D'Addario Chromes. The choice was Super Long Scale, and have the winding on the E peg too long, or Long Scale and have the windings on the A and D strings slightly too short. I went the Long Scale route because the windings on the A and D strings dipped only slightly below the nut (1/8"). The E and G strings extended just to the nut without touching it.

    Here's my question: I stripped the silk and pulled it back on the A and D strings so that there was no silk sitting in the nut. The strings do not start to taper until 2-3" past the nut. It sounds fine. Just wondered if this was the way to go, as opposed to winding part of the E string on the peg. Thanks.
     
  2. cmhgreg

    cmhgreg

    Oct 26, 2004
    Columbus, OH
    Sorry about the signature. Duly noted. It's true though.
     
  3. cmhgreg

    cmhgreg

    Oct 26, 2004
    Columbus, OH
    Bump.