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The reason for silks on strings

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by SoVeryTired, Jul 17, 2012.


  1. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    I was wondering this morning why bass strings have silk on the end. Then I realised:

    Bass strings have colourful silk on the end to help new uneducated players (possibly guitarists changing instrument) understand which end goes in the tuning peg.

    But what about strings with silk at both ends?

    That's to filter out the drummers.

    ;)
     
  2. Lol. You know its actually to protect the hardware, right?
     
  3. ShiftyShift

    ShiftyShift

    Mar 12, 2012
    I like it so the windings on the core don't break and unwind, since I change strings to different basses often and I need them to be robust.
     
  4. Johnny StingRay

    Johnny StingRay

    Nov 24, 2006
    Everything looks better in silk.................
     
  5. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    That's what they want you to believe...

    :ninja:
     
  6. droo46

    droo46

    Jun 16, 2011
    It's in bass humor and people still get defensive. :rollno: :scowl:
     
  7. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    I know, right?

    Unless you're calling me defensive? Are you calling me defensive? I'll come right over there and show you how I don't need to defend myself.

    ;)
     

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