HOW TO CHANGE STRINGS ON A BASS GUITAR
Given that strings on a bass guitar are known to have a long durability, it comes as no surprise that most bass guitarists do not have the faintest idea on how to go about changing their strings. I am not trying to call them dummies at their own art, but I believe that learning how to go about the process is essential because, at one point in time, the skill will come in handy. As is it, wisdom is indeed power.
As complicated as it may sound, the process is a fairly easy one. For purposes of clarity, let’s break it down into bits;
Ensure you place your guitar on a steady workspace.
This will prevent it from sliding as you go about your business.
Remove and replace one string at a time from your guitar, starting with the thickest. This is to ensure that the neck does not relax, which may result in buzzing issues.
Pull the new string through the hole at the bridge and pull it towards the nut until its resting against its designated tuning post.
Pull the string past the post for 4 to 5 inches then cut off the excess. The extra length ensures that you have room to wind the string around the post without slipping.
After this, pass the tip of the string into the hole and turn it to the side and after it rests on the grove, turn the tuning head with your left hand.
Tune it up to pitch and keep the string stable until its resting securely on your bass.
Repeat the process with the rest of the strings, starting with the thickest to the thinnest.
After you’re done replacing all the strings, take time to tune all the strings until you attain your desired pitch. The neck may look a bit bent forward. This is normal due to the pressure it’s experiencing from the new strings. And it’s as simple as that. Glad you bumped into this article, yes? Thank me later as you brag to your unknowing friends about what a guru you are.