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Zyex E

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by jmacdbass, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. jmacdbass

    jmacdbass jmacdbass.com, openmusiccollective.org Supporting Member

    I recently put a set on my bass and about a quarter of an inch of silk was left on my nut. Would this stretch out if I left them on?

    My bass is 42.5 inches in scale and the E string is the second tuner back (g e d a b front to back)

    Seams kind of weird an wondering if any one has any comments.

    I actually am liking the g and d better then I thought I would, Have heard some people complain about the a which I am so far in agreeance with.

    Like to hear other peoples thoughts on this problem

  2. bskts247


    Aug 16, 2011
    New Orleans
    Some people switch the A and the E string tuners for these bass strings.
  3. jmacdbass

    jmacdbass jmacdbass.com, openmusiccollective.org Supporting Member

    so just poor design?
  4. dfp

    dfp Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2004
    if the string under the silk at the nut is fully intact, why not take a razor blade, Xacto knife, what have you, and carefully slice off just enough of the overlapping silk? i've done it before w/ other strings.. no problems.. if you're careful!!! :)
  5. kwd


    Jun 26, 2003
    silicon valley
    I did exactly that. I didn't have any problems after doing it but I don't think it's recommended. D'Addario makes a 4/4 size E in both tensions for this problem. Juststrings.com seems to be the only retailer that carries the 4/4 size E.