How to change strings on (restring) your bass… correctly. Watch this!

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Reader Comments

You just know what the ‘A’ string sounds like.. you’re a monster Scott!!
hahaha – ASB

#1 
Written By AdamStevensBass on March 28th, 2014 @ 7:34 am

I never cut my old set of strings in the middle like that. I pull them
completely through and save them, just in case.

#2 
Written By Dane White on March 28th, 2014 @ 8:18 am

Always Great Bass Lessons on This Channel!
Thanks for posting, Scott!

#3 
Written By BassBluez on March 28th, 2014 @ 8:46 am

Great Tips On String Replacement!

#4 
Written By StarBluez101 on March 28th, 2014 @ 9:35 am
#5 
Written By The BASS SHED on March 28th, 2014 @ 10:32 am

there’s no B string on a bass guitar

#6 
Written By binocularsin1hand on March 28th, 2014 @ 11:05 am

Why the fuck would you cut them? You could boil and donate them. They
aren’t as cheap as guitar strings!

#7 
Written By GreetTheSacredCow on March 28th, 2014 @ 11:35 am

pass your old strings to a kid that can’t afford to new ones !

#8 
Written By Robert Lunnen on March 28th, 2014 @ 12:29 pm

Thank You MR.SCOTT
This video helped me immensly
My sincere thanks to you

#9 
Written By Tushar Kulkarni on March 28th, 2014 @ 12:46 pm

Thanks for use the metric sistem my british friend! I hate the american
units

#10 
Written By German Borquez on March 28th, 2014 @ 1:03 pm

Once I made a disaster of a job while changing strings and created a bend
on the neck… -_-

#11 
Written By Adastra14 on March 28th, 2014 @ 1:18 pm

It’s good to know that i had the proper way from the get go :) 

#12 
Written By Alix Cooper on March 28th, 2014 @ 1:33 pm

I’ve been fighting how it’s done right with my bands guitarist for so long!
Thanks Scott :>

#13 
Written By Mamma Jorila on March 28th, 2014 @ 2:26 pm

Get a Steinberger, no need to hassle when changing your strings! :)
Of course not everybody likes headless basses but at least I do.

#14 
Written By kjell159 on March 28th, 2014 @ 3:16 pm

When I play the 17th fret on the A string of my bass , it doesn’t sound
correct , the string is touching the frets and makes a sound like if you
were to touch a vibrating string with your nail, how do I fix this? Do I
need a new string?

#15 
Written By Zerospaceman on March 28th, 2014 @ 3:57 pm

Thanks for your videos, they help me a lot.

#16 
Written By Stewie Morgan on March 28th, 2014 @ 4:52 pm

I don’t cut them either, I donate all my used strings to my wifes friend
who recycles them and makes them into awesome jewellery. The attraction of
them being (apart from looking cool) that they’re not just bought, they’ve
been genuinely played and gigged:)

#17 
Written By rocknrollhippy771 on March 28th, 2014 @ 5:33 pm

Nice video!

#18 
Written By naliujgaming on March 28th, 2014 @ 6:08 pm

Great tips! I just replaced the strings on my bass last week. 

#19 
Written By riddler40360 on March 28th, 2014 @ 6:57 pm

Basic, standard stuff….even the micro bend to help lock windings in
machine head… BUT then Scott says press down to confirm proper break
angle over saddle so all that obsessive intonation work is not wasted. Sir
: YOU absolutely RULE !!!

#20 
Written By Andrew Ludlam on March 28th, 2014 @ 7:07 pm

what type of string are you using mister?:-)

#21 
Written By Šimon Bilina on March 28th, 2014 @ 7:12 pm

Thank you! I’ve just started playing bass. I didn’t realize how different
stringing a bass is compared to a guitar.

#22 
Written By erikdravn on March 28th, 2014 @ 7:14 pm

Thanks for the info.

#23 
Written By Steven Scott on March 28th, 2014 @ 7:39 pm

What do I do if the base of the string is too big to fit through the hole
of my bass?

#24 
Written By Andrew P on March 28th, 2014 @ 7:58 pm

Scott, I’ve boiled my strings and then froze them for reuse. An instructor
I had showed me this. Have you ever done this? Why or Why not?

#25 
Written By aaron pearson on March 28th, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

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