restringing my bass

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by njc1187, May 5, 2002.

  1. njc1187


    Feb 18, 2001
    Davenport, IA
    I think it's about time I restring my bass. I haven't done it yet and I am a beginning player so I don't know much. First of all, what kind of strings are good, but not too expensive? I have a Cort NA 4-String. Also, how do I go about restringing it? Do I need a winder? I really don't know what I'm doing:confused:
  2. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Welcome to TB.

    I can't really comment on what type of string you should get.
    It depends what sorta' music you play, the tone you're after, etc.
    I don't have a Cort, but hopefully some owners will chime in with
    their 2¢. I like Thomastik-Infeld...anythings :p. Very very playable
    and responsive. A little pricier than most, though. A lotta' TB guys
    like Ernie Ball. They're relatively inexpensive :).

    Whatever you decide, is a great online store with
    a huge variety and good service (in case your local store doesn't
    carry what you want).

    Here's a BP article about changing strings -

    Winders are good (I guess) if you've got a boat-load of basses and
    have to change out umpteen strings at a time.
  3. :hyper:personally, i love RotoSound strings. They have a wonderful tone, but may be a little pricier than you'd like. They are definitely worth the investment though
  4. stewart8980


    Apr 11, 2008
    Rhode Island
    well the main tip I would give you, is DONT cut you strings too short. I accidentally did this with my e string and i scared its gonna fly off any minute now and send me to the morgue.