Re: Fixing a string


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Posted by Mickster on October 30, 2000 at 09:26:17:

In Reply to: Fixing a string posted by Jenny on October 30, 2000 at 06:39:45:

: Hiya. I've heard that you can reuse a string even if it's broken, by melting the fat end and just putting the string on the bass again.
: Hiya. I've hears that you can reuse a string even if it's broken, by melting the fat end and just putting the string on the bass again. A friend said he could try it on my D'addario A-string, gave it one look and said it couldn't be done. What strings works for melting? And was he wrong?

Hiya Jenny,

From the way you spell your name,I'll assume you're a woman.
I once asked if there were any women at this forum,but got no response,which
meant one of two things:There were no women at the forum,or all you girls
were just watching us guys from the weeds waiting for the right moment to
overthrow us and seize power.All kidding aside,Welcome,Jenny.As far a this
melting thing goes,I've never heard of this being done.I'm not a metalurgist
but I've been playing and fixing basses for a long time amd I don't see how
part of a string could be melted to repair a break,or if it were at all possible
what it would sound like.When you replace strings on a bass you should make
a right angle bend before cutting off the excess steel,if you don't the string
unravels,and is ruined.Some people advise not cutting the excess at all.Can you
have your friend expliain this in detail and get back to us?I'm not saying
it's impossible,I just can't see it as being practical.Let me know.

P.S.Why aren't there more female bass players?Anyone have any feedback?


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