Re-stringing an EBO

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  1. Chris McLean

    Chris McLean New Member

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    Hello all,

    sorry if this is in the wrong place.

    I have recently (ish) acquired a EB0 which I have tried re-stringing but am really struggling with this, either too much tension and end up snapping them or they are too long and can't get them to tune up.

    Does anybody have any advice on this I have tried looking for tutorials on youtube like I have for my Squire PJ bass?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. donepearce

    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    Are you being serious?
     
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    DrBGood Well-Known Member

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    You snapped bass strings ? You have to show us pictures of how you threaded those strings, bridge and tuners.
     
  4. Protismo

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    Might be the tuners or the bridge just like DrBGood said :p or maybe something on your end? I've never seen anyone snap bass strings before it is odd..
     
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    I think you need to sell it before you destroy it.
     
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    People, let's be nice, we all made mistakes in the past.
    The most basic thing here is simple: Don't tune it to guitar pitch. It's a bass, tuned an octave LOWER then a guitar.
    Wrap the string ends once over, then under the string leading to the bridge from the tuner. This way, you will not have slippage or pinching, causing the string to break at a weird angle.
    Make sure the string doesn't get caught up on the pickups, or the knobs, when completely slack, and you start tuning.

    Good luck, and keep us posted.
     

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