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Warwick 5 string basses need tapered strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Catalin, Mar 16, 2006.


  1. Warwick 5 string basses need tapered strings?
     
  2. Daywalker

    Daywalker

    Apr 13, 2005
    SOCAL
    I don't use em in mine, but I do have to flatten the ends with a hammer.

    :)
     
  3. Basshole

    Basshole Banned

    Jan 28, 2005
    ...or a gentle squeeze with a lineman's pliers on the windings near the ball end.
     
  4. farboozle

    farboozle

    Apr 18, 2000
    Fairfax VA
    I use pliers as well. But I have to squeeze harder than "gentle". Why can't Warwick open that passage up a bit??
     
  5. Basshole

    Basshole Banned

    Jan 28, 2005
    It's not just them. Occasionally, this minor tweak is required to fit strings onto my Tobias.

    It may be frustrating for some to have to actually perform this 3 second procedure, but I find it has relatively little impact on my life at large.
     
  6. farboozle

    farboozle

    Apr 18, 2000
    Fairfax VA
    I'm glad it's only three seconds for you. Of course it doesn't impact my life, but it becomes a pain when I change strings. So I wonder, why doesn't Warwick open that clearance up that small amount.

    The adjustment amount depends on string gauge + type. For me, it takes several tries to get my DR lowbeam 0.130's into that slot. The string rarely fits well, even after flattening. I hope I am misreading your post, but there's no need to belittle my post/experiences. Maybe I should have only used one question mark in my original post . . . it doesn't really bother me.