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String problems

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Brahim, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. Brahim


    Apr 9, 2004
    I ve installed a new set of strings (d'addario) about two month ago and one of them broke (the A). Do they usually break so fast or is something wrong with my bass (its pretty cheap) or how i installed them?
  2. basste


    Oct 8, 2003
    it isn't normal. I use d'addario and no break strings. Have a look on your bridge, perhaps the part on which your string push (sorry don't find the correct word :meh: ) is sharped. You just have to change it, or re-rouch it with abrasive tools. :)
  3. The Nanny

    The Nanny

    Dec 23, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    same thing happened to me last night...haven't broke a bass string for almost 15 years, and on Saturday night in the middle of a song at a gig, my d'addario A string broke...no problems with the bridge or anything, nor burrs, etc. No explanation at all. I'm not impressed, and will be switching string companies for sure.

    The Nanny