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Posted by Allan Greenwood on March 02, 2001 at 07:42:02:

I've just acquired a broken 2 X bass with all the pieces (including the strings) separated. I'm now ready to put the strings back on but I'm not sure which string is meant for E A D or G. They are a non-matched set, which makes it even more difficult to judge. I will try and describe what I've got>>>
- a wound string (silver colour)
- a wound string (silver colour) - slightly thinner gauge
- a gut string (reddish brown colour)- approx same thickness as the one above
- a thick opaquey plastic string( nylon - I think!)(thickest of the 4)

I would be more than willing to do some individual thickness measurements if that helped anyone to help me. Perhaps I should just string them up one by one and see if they will tighten up to pitch - but I'm a bit worried about over-tightening and stressing the neck joint, which has just been re-glued.

Any thoughts? ideas?


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