Re: bass strings

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Posted by Emptyeye on May 28, 2001 at 22:57:21:

In Reply to: Re: bass strings posted by dave on May 27, 2001 at 23:39:01:

: :
: : Hey Dave,
: : You can use those strings just fine. Basically, most "Factory Stock" strings--the strings the company puts on when they ship out their bass--seem to have fabric wrapped around them at their tip. I boiled a set of bass strings (Sparing you the details, it prolongs the life of the strings. It sounds crazy, I know, but I've done it and it really does work.), and as the fabric got sort of "peeled" off, I noticed there was almost NO wire at the tip. I think that's why the fabric's there in the first place. But I digress.
: : To get back to your question, yes, you can use those strings no problem. Just make sure you get a set of wire cutters and snip off part of the top of the string unless you want it wrapped around the peg 10-15 times (I'm not kidding. I know from experience on this one). :) I think optimally you want it to wrap around the peg 2-3 times, but I'll let someone with more experience than I take that part of it.
: : Hope this helped,
: : -EE

: Thanks a lot. You saved me twenty bucks I don't have.

Anytime. I know what it's like having no money, so you know.

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