How to Replace Your Bass Strings

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Intro: 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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    68 Discussions

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    curbowman

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Hmmm... Fender Jazz Bass with no pickguard and a coated fretless fingerboard can only mean one thing: Jaco Pastorius fan!!

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    Clayton H.curbowman

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    That is not the reason i bought it. The real reason was that i wanted a fretless and this was $279.00! A STEAL!

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    mrmerino

    7 years ago on Step 5

    I use the little dip in the foothole on my shoe.

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    nerdzilla

    9 years ago on Step 4

    With standard bass strings, I think there are three windings needed around the post.

    Also, when you have your strings off, it's a good idea to clean the fretboard of grime and dust, especially just under and above the frets. I'd also recommend getting some oil (from a music store, not just almond oil or something) and applying it to the neck so it doesn't dry out and crack on older basses.

    Seymour-Duncan pickups r0xx0rz.

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    mrmerino

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Do you have nylon strings on an electric bass?

    ...dude.

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    cody316

    8 years ago on Introduction

    PERFECT! me and you have the same guitar, this is gonna be so easy to follow! FENDER SQUIER JAZZ BASS!! WOOOO! FENDER FOR LIFE!

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    JuCo

    8 years ago on Introduction

    guitar shops offer restringing? isn't that like calling a cable guy when your remote's batteries die?

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    AzaylesJuCo

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    That's never a good idea. The Cable Guy ends up wanting to be a friend for life, and taking you to medieval jousting tournaments.

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    Clayton H.bassmonkey

    Reply 9 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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    Clayton H.bassmonkey

    Reply 9 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.