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Strings jumped.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Rickenmonster, Jan 21, 2014.


  1. Yesterday my D&G strings got stuck and jumped loose whilst intimating. Is there some sort of lube anyone would recommend to prevent this?
     
  2. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    You were "intimating" your bass? Without lube?

    :confused:
     
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  4. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Chaffing is never good.

    But assuming you meant intonating, I still have no idea what you're talking about.
     
  5. tylerwylie

    tylerwylie

    Jan 5, 2008
    Roswell, GA
    Thread of the year, and it's only January.
     
  6. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!!

    I hate when my G String gets stuck.
     
  7. devo_stevo

    devo_stevo

    Aug 2, 2006
    Northern Utah
    Builder: Brumbaugh Guitarworks
  8. Nev375

    Nev375

    Nov 2, 2010
    Missouri
    I love my basses as much as the next guy on here, but I'd need much larger than a 1/4" output jack to get intimated with it.
    ...not to mention the lube.
     
  9. Once the strings start intimating they're liable to land anywhere!
     
  10. Was having a bad day, this thread just cheered me up!
     
  11. FourBanger

    FourBanger

    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    Fast Fret?
     
  12. Nev375

    Nev375

    Nov 2, 2010
    Missouri
    Is that the best lube for metal?
     
  13. iiipopes

    iiipopes

    May 4, 2009
    Yes. Especially Steely Dan.
     
  14. pfox14

    pfox14

    Dec 22, 2013
    KY is what I use for those intimate moments.
     
  15. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    On a serious note, did they jump off the nut or off the bridge?
     
  16. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    Something like "Planet Waves Lubrikit Friction Remover" - Nut and Saddle Lubricant
     
  17. Oh god... let this be a lesson to never read TB threads during lecture. Back to taking notes. :bag:
     
  18. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks

    Dec 7, 2010
    22 ft below sea level
    I once intimated with two basses. I'm still recovering, 'cause I got severely stuck before I finally jumped loose. The basses have been successfully reanimated, but will have to stay in their cases for a while... :meh:
     
  19. DerTeufel

    DerTeufel

    Nov 11, 2011
    Wildomar, CA
    I concur..I haven't stopped laughing!

    OP, something like what Slapinfunk suggested would work fine.
     
  20. Freez

    Freez

    Nov 8, 2008
    Detroitish
    Braggart!
     
  21. :rollno:

    Anyway, I use a push point pencil, just scribble on contact points. This works on my cello and its bridge and nut are both made of wood.