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Weird problem on my SUB 5

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by JayAmel, Jul 31, 2005.


  1. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    Hi folks,

    I am experiencing a strange problem with my MM SUB 5.
    Last night, went out for gigging. I take the SUB 5 off the case and when beginning the soundcheck I notice my G string tends to flip out the of the nut when played open string with a quite normal playing (just a bit harder that smooth). I had not experienced that yet.

    What would you do to fix the problem ?

    Many thanks,
    Jay
     
  2. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    First off, make sure you've got enough downward pressure on the string. The more wraps at the tuning post, the closer to the headstock, the better it will be. That may solve your problem altoghether.
     
  3. Redhotbassist

    Redhotbassist

    Oct 19, 2002
    England
    Dont worry dude, same thing happened on my SUB 5 once..
     
  4. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    Thanks folks.
    What bothers me quite a bit is the fact that even after several days with the new set of strings, the bass was completely OK.
    I absolutely changed nothing, and suddenly this problem appeared...
    :meh:
     
  5. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Hey lookit that its you in both places.
     
  6. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    2 places instead of 1 = 2 chances for resolve instead of 1
    ;)
     
  7. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA