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How to Restring a Bass

Watch more Guitar for Beginners videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn to restring a bass by following these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Warning Never change all the strings at once; do it one at a time. Step 1: Unwind the string Unwind the tuning peg by turning it to loosen the string; then pull the string off the tuning peg. Cut the crimped end off and pull the rest off the guitar. Tip You can use a string winder to unwind the string quickly. Step 2: Prepare new string Take the new string out of the package and unravel it from the coil. Tip Check the package to make sure you're using the correct gauge of string. Step 3: Prepare the bass Stand the bass on end and turn the tuning peg so the hole in the peg is in line with the bass and not perpendicular to it. Step 4: Thread the string Thread the end of the string through the tail piece, over the bridge, into the ridge piece, up the neck, over the nut, and through the peg from the top. Step 5: Wind the string Secure the string at the nut with your thumb; then wind the string a few turns to secure the slack. Tip Do not wind the string too tight or it will break. Step 6: Cut the string Crimp the string about a half inch away from the tuning peg; then cut the string about a half inch past the crimp. Step 7: Tune the string Tune the string either by ear or with a tuner. Bend the string a bit while you're tuning to help break it in. Get ready to jam. Did You Know? Leo Fender introduced the bass guitar to a larger audience with his "Precision" bass in 1951.
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