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String has a kink...

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by FWWILLIS, Dec 15, 2011.



    Dec 15, 2011
    Just bought a Bass. E string is very dull, hardly any volume or sustain. Haven't taken it to local shop yet to have setup adjusted, but I notice a couple prominent kinks in the string between the bridge and fretboard. It looks almost as if the string was sharply bent at one point, then straightened out. I know a lot of things go into it, but has anyone seen a string kinked like that before? Think it would make a big difference?
  2. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    The kink will definitely affect the string's vibration pattern and intonation. Sounds like its time for a new one.


    Dec 15, 2011

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