#1
So I bought some new strings for my older bass to hopefully make it a bit more playable and I noticed something while reading a guide to stringing.

The guide says that your strings should be in a completely straight line from tuning post to the bridge. On my SR505 (my new bass which is straight from the factory), the G string angles off to the left side of the post. It looks like it should be wrapped around the other way (on the right). It would make it straighter. I was also wondering if this stringing problem would explain a rather weak G string. It has always sounded a bit funny.

Can anyone shed any light on this situation? I know absolutely nothing about stringing.
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#2
pics would be helpful
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#3
Your bass has a 3+2 headstock configuration. All of the strings (where they first touch the tuning post) should be facing toward the middle of the headstock, none to the outside. You may have just wound it the wrong way.
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#6
It sounds like its wrapped around the wrong side, just take it off and string it around the other, side, it really doesnt affect anything too imoportant.

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Your bass has a 3+2 headstock configuration. All of the strings (where they first touch the tuning post) should be facing toward the middle of the headstock, none to the outside. You may have just wound it the wrong way.


I didn't do any of the winding. Like I said this is straight from the factory. I just thought it looked a little wonky. From what you said it sounds like it was set up correctly. I was just thinking I made a revelation on why my G string sounds a bit weak.
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#8
Naa, that's right. Thanks for the diagram, that was helpful. As to why your G string is a little weak, I'm not totally sure. But it is strung up the right way.
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#9
Well, thanks for your help. I guess I'll just have to live with my G string.
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#10
Did you replace the strings yet? If not, that could explain the weak G string. Change your strings if you haven't, and my bet is that it'll fix it.
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Did you replace the strings yet? If not, that could explain the weak G string. Change your strings if you haven't, and my bet is that it'll fix it.


Well the strings I bought were for my older bass (a squier). My Ibanez SR505 has the weak G but the strings on it are relatively new (I didn't buy it that long ago). I didn't really plan on changing the strings on my SR505. I'm pretty sure the G string has been like that since the start though.
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#12
Is the string in the nut's groove? because from the diagram, it looks like the string is off the groove, it looks like its on the right side though.
#13
TS, who knows how long the strings have been on the bass before you got it. Just from being played from other people in the store (if you didn't buy it online), that could explain the weak G string. I'd throw a new set of Rotosound or DR strings on there and see if it helps. I'm almost positive it will.
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TS, who knows how long the strings have been on the bass before you got it. Just from being played from other people in the store (if you didn't buy it online), that could explain the weak G string. I'd throw a new set of Rotosound or DR strings on there and see if it helps. I'm almost positive it will.


I did buy it online =/ lol. I'll get some new strings for it eventually.
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Is the string in the nut's groove? because from the diagram, it looks like the string is off the groove, it looks like its on the right side though.


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#16
check how far away your g string is from your pickups compared to teh other strings. i had a weak E string once and i fixed it by lowering the action on that string.
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Well, thanks for your help. I guess I'll just have to live with my G string.


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