#1
I know this may sound stupid, but what are the red thingies at the end of my bass strings for? Because I recently purchased some ERNIE BALLS HYBRID SLINKY bass strings and they dont have them on :S
Any quick help would be greatly appreciated
#2
looks.

I think.

not having them is no problem, really.
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#4
Ok so how do i fit the strings? Can anybody give me a link please?
#6
whats teh diffrence of Hybrid and normal? do they sell shorter strings for shortneck basses?
#7
I followed this guide : http://www.tunemybass.com/bass_string_change/

It really helped me a lot

I think the silky bits were originally to help the strings hold on to the posts, but modern strings without those bits are just as good. Mind you, that's probably just a bunch of bullcrap I pulled from my ass there :laugh:


Edit : Hybrid slinkies are .045, .065, .085 .105 whereas Regular slinkies are .50, .70, .85, .105

The Hybrids evenly go up in thickess, the Regulars are slightly different

Other people can probably tell you more
Last edited by JamieMcMe at Sep 5, 2009,
#8
some places probably do. if you want it to be as tight as a long scale, just get a heavier gauge really. other than that I don't think it'll do much.
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#10
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Take off the old strings, give the fretboard a clean, pop the new strings through the bridge, and follow posts 12 and 22: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1194032

^This was a great guide. Your advice about cutting 10cm past the tuning peg worked perfect when I changed my strings yesterday for the first time in a year.