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    I decided to try out Dunlop's Marcus Miller bass strings. I got the set in the mail today. I trimmed the low E string to put them on, only to realize to my horror that I didn't pay close enough attention. I cut it far too short. So for the time being I have a three string bass. I reached out to Dunlop about getting a single string from them.

    Mind you, I've been playing bass since the mid 80s.
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    Sorry to hear, but I've gotta ask - why cut strings BEFORE they're wound around the tuner?

    (I've played bass since the late '70's - yes, I'm that old )
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    I mean, no offense, but I don't really see why, like guitar players from Creed, or something like that, are on the cover of guitar magazines. Almost anybody can sit down and learn to play those songs.
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    "Always go heavy on the effects and try to blind the audience with expensive gear." - hubberjub

    I mean, no offense, but I don't really see why, like guitar players from Creed, or something like that, are on the cover of guitar magazines. Almost anybody can sit down and learn to play those songs.
    Dweezil Zappa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zip View Post
    Sorry to hear, but I've gotta ask - why cut strings BEFORE they're wound around the tuner?

    (I've played bass since the late '70's - yes, I'm that old )
    It's the vintage style tuner where you put the string into the hole in the middle of the post first, then wrap it around the post. In general I prefer them to standard tuners because it is easier to string and unstring. Here is one notable exception.

    They look just like these tuners:
    Axen: Jackson DK2M, Fender Deluxe Nashville Telecaster, ESP LTD Surveyor-414
    Amphen: Jet City JCA22H and JCA12S cab, Carvin X-60 combo, Acoustic B20
    Effecten: "Thesis 96" Overdrive/Boost (aka DVM OD2), Hardwire DL-8 Digital Delay/Looper, DigiTech Polara Reverb, DigiTech EX-7 Expression Factory and CF-7 Chorus Factory, Danelectro CF-1 Cool Cat Fuzz
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zip View Post
    Sorry to hear, but I've gotta ask - why cut strings BEFORE they're wound around the tuner?

    (I've played bass since the late '70's - yes, I'm that old )
    It's the vintage style tuner where you put the string into the hole in the middle of the post first, then wrap it around the post. In general I prefer them to standard tuners because it is easier to string and unstring. Here is one notable exception.

    They look just like these tuners:
    Axen: Jackson DK2M, Fender Deluxe Nashville Telecaster, ESP LTD Surveyor-414
    Amphen: Jet City JCA22H and JCA12S cab, Carvin X-60 combo, Acoustic B20
    Effecten: "Thesis 96" Overdrive/Boost (aka DVM OD2), Hardwire DL-8 Digital Delay/Looper, DigiTech Polara Reverb, DigiTech EX-7 Expression Factory and CF-7 Chorus Factory, Danelectro CF-1 Cool Cat Fuzz
    "I don't need no instructions to know how to rock!"--Carl Brutananadilewski

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    Just got an email from Dunlop. They're going to send me a replacement string! That's pretty awesome customer service, especially since I made it clear that the fault was mine and not their product's.
    Axen: Jackson DK2M, Fender Deluxe Nashville Telecaster, ESP LTD Surveyor-414
    Amphen: Jet City JCA22H and JCA12S cab, Carvin X-60 combo, Acoustic B20
    Effecten: "Thesis 96" Overdrive/Boost (aka DVM OD2), Hardwire DL-8 Digital Delay/Looper, DigiTech Polara Reverb, DigiTech EX-7 Expression Factory and CF-7 Chorus Factory, Danelectro CF-1 Cool Cat Fuzz
    "I don't need no instructions to know how to rock!"--Carl Brutananadilewski

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    Nice resolution of this conundrum!


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    "Mind you, I've been playing bass since the mid 80s."

    Ah, that explains it...
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    "Mind you, I've been playing bass since the mid 80s."

    Ah, that explains it...
    "GAS never sleeps" - Gil Janus

    "Now you got to pay your dues. Get that axe and play the blues." - Spudman

    Gear: Epiphone Sheraton II, Epiphone Wildkat, Epiphone Emperor Joe Pass, Fender MIM Strat, Tacoma DR-14, Johnson JR-200 resonator; Fender Super Champ XD amp

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