How to Replace Your Bass Strings

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Introduction: How to Replace Your Bass Strings

Are your strings dirty? Broken? Or are you just tired of the way they sound? Don't pay for EXPENSIVE replacing charges at a guitar shop. Do It Yourself (DIY :)).


Things that you will need:

+New Bass strings(for me Fender Nylon Tapewounds)

+Wire Cutters

+Siccors (optional)

Step 1: Remove It!

Twist the tuning knob in a CLOCKWISE motion. Pull it out of the post.

Step 2: Replace It!

Either pull the string out the back of the bridge or through the body. Push the new string either through the bridge hole or the body.

Step 3: Trim It!

Trim the new string.

IMPORTANT: Trim the string TWO tuning posts past the one the string is supost to be stung onto.

If any thered is on the string at the end remove it so it fits in the post hole (yes, bass tunning pegs have holes inside them).

Step 4: String It!

1) Position the post so that strip in it is about parallel to the neck.

2) Stick the string into the post hole.

3) fold the string over towards the top of the headstock.

4) Twist tunning knob COUNTER-CLOCKWISE so that the strip is perpendicular to the neck.

5) Fold the string around the top of the post.

6) Tune It! If cut corectly then there should be about two wraps around the posts

Step 5: Mini Istructable!!

to help suspend the bass you can use a stack of cd's with a towl over them.

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    71 Discussions

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    bassmonkey
    bassmonkey

    11 years ago on Introduction

    you only have a squire??? how long have you been playing?

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    jonhughesbass
    jonhughesbass

    Reply 6 weeks ago

    Personally, I'd prefer this particular Squier (VM Fretless) to a Mexican Standard Jazz anyday, it's an incredible bass

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    Clayton H.
    Clayton H.

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Maby about 6 or so years. It's a squire because I'm only 14 and I paid for it all. That is why i got it. Probly Thinking about building my own. If I do it will be fretless, It will be 6 strings and it must be awsome, it was ment to be...

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    bassmonkey
    bassmonkey

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    i didn't meen that personally, but i'm just saying, a new bass might do you well...

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    Clayton H.
    Clayton H.

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I actualy just put my order in Yesterday for a Ergo 4 EUB. Should arive around the second week of June. I can't wait.

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    Clayton H.
    Clayton H.

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    HEY!
    Jesse hand builds each one on specila order and can take up to six weeks to recive. Also preaty much all EUB's at this price SUCK! and he makes his up to 8 Strings which is profound in the world of upright. Watch this fideo Now and then tell me what you think.

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    bassmonkey
    bassmonkey

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    WOW, cool your jets dude, all i said was it LOOKS kinda dumb, (which i stick by) and besides , I mean nothing against the dude, just think it could actually have a body...why don't you just get a REAL Fender?

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    simcut
    simcut

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I've probably been playing since before your parents were born and I can say with some confidence that these modern Indonesian Squiers are at least as good, if not better than your Mexican Fender. In my life I have owned and still do own some very expensive basses and guitars, some worth around $3,000, and while the quality of these Squiers is obviously not anywhere close they are still fantastic instruments. I would go as far as to say that unless people have nothing better to spend their money on then they should just stick with a Squier, assuming it plays well, at least until they have saved enough to buy an American Fender or better yet a Rickenbacker.

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    simcut
    simcut

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Oh and I am talking specifically about these 'modified' Squiers that cost maybe twice what some of the cheaper ones do. The cheaper ones are not good at all, although still light years ahead of the cheap guitars of my youth.

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    Clayton H.
    Clayton H.

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Because REAL Fenders ar overrated. Everyone has one! Why not get a Alembic or a Rosco or someting uniqe? Not some Jazz bass that your neighbor has. Also the vass came into today but I cant open it because 1. My mom's away for vaca and she left me in crummy ohio while she's in hawaii. And 2. She might make me wait for my birthday which is in maby a month or so. It was planed to come in around my birthday but i guess he got it done fast.

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    bassmonkey
    bassmonkey

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    crumby ohio???!!! thats an oxi-moron ohio awsome, California is crumby!!

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    Clayton H.
    Clayton H.

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    pretty much any state you stay in for long periods of time starts to turn crumby like how in Ohio expecialy were I am I the state is relay crumby because the neiborhood "corinators" have so many stupid little ruls which every single one is something fun we can't do or can't have like fences or sheds.

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    bassmonkey
    bassmonkey

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    good point, but in California the economy REALLY sucks, and it's REALLY hilly, so bike rides (and everything else) become either work one way and relaxation the way back, or vise versa....

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    bassmonkey
    bassmonkey

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    wow, i'm 12 and have a $657fender bass, and i paid for the whole thing!!!

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    Clayton H.
    Clayton H.

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Well I'm cheap. Plus with a $60 Tune up conciting of planing/ radiusing the fingerboard it sounds quite nice, withut the black tapewounds just because there bas strings to begin with, badly wound.