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Too long strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by ValmiX, Feb 7, 2003.

  1. ValmiX


    Jan 27, 2003
    Hi! Pardon my english first! I came from Italy.

    I have a Yamaha RBX 760 A II (34" scale) and I bought a new set of strings (Rotosound custom swing RS66LF stainless steel-rounwound-long scale).
    I noticed that the "red end" of the strings is very long and it needs a lot of rotations (it goes over itself).
    Do you think I need to cut them? If yes, what can I use without damaging them?

  2. BassWizard55

    BassWizard55 Guest

    Dec 21, 2002
    Rome, Ga
    No, you don't need to cut them. That's normal for the strings to overlap. But good choice of strings by the way.
  3. You do not have to cut them.

    For me, I like to measure from the middle of the tuning peg, about 3 inches - roughly 8 cm - and cut off the excess. I get about 3 full wraps around each peg that way.