#1
After re-stringing my bass I was tuning it and I ran into a problem. I can't get the E string tuned properly. The tuner I am using either shows it as B or A. I'm clueless as to what the problem might be.
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#2
Maybe you switched the E string with the A string?
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#4
How many winds did you put on the post? If you put less than 1.5 winds or so many that the string goes back onto itself you may have a very jumpy tuner there. A pic would help.

Otherwise, just keep on tuning it up to pitch.
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#5
I'll try stringing it again. If the windings overlap a little would it mess it cause it to do that? It looks like it might be overlaping a little.
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#7
The string wasn't on the post properly Thanks for the help though.
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#8
By overlap, I mean it's bad when you fill the post with winding then put even more on it so that you have two layers of string on the post.

I usually keep 2-3 windings on the post.
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#9
The end of the string wasn't completely in the hole in the post. I pushed it in all the way and wound it 2 times. It was low E as soon as I tried tuning it.

I'll keep all this stuff in mind for whenever I re-string it again. How often should I do that?
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#10
^ How long is a piece of string?

Restringing is personal. People who slap and tap lots tend to like to have fresh sounding strings. Strings lose their snappy new tone at different times for different people. I usually kill strings with 1-2 weeks. That's ok though, I'm not one of those people who like a snappy metallic string sound, so I like the sound of dead strings as long as they don't get muddy or too dirty.

I usually just clean my strings every month or two.

http://www.tunemybass.com/strings/bass_guitar_strings_faq.html

That website has tons of info about restringing bass's, and about cleaning strings.
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