Re: Fixing a string


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Posted by jenny on November 01, 2000 at 06:46:28:

In Reply to: Re: Fixing a string posted by Mickster on October 30, 2000 at 09:26:17:

: : 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?


Sorry to disappoint you, man... My name is Steve Jenneski, and my friends have called me Jenny all my life... Haven't you seen Jack&Jill? :) But I agree, there's too few ladies playing bass, and that's just a shame... Thanks for the advice anyway.


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