Reezekeys Posted October 18, 2018 Share Posted October 18, 2018 Hi all, I think this is my first post here though I'm quite the nuisance on the keyboard forum. I have an Ibanez bass, a 4-string SRA550, a model that hasn't been made for quite a while. My main gig is keys but I double on bass for a few tunes with the band that's paying the bills for me. On a recent show I thought I broke a string but what happened was that the end with the ball just slipped out of the bridge where it hooks in at the end (is that the tailpiece?). I thought that might be a sign that my strings were wearing out so I started installing a fresh set tonight. Lo and behold I've already experienced the two new strings I've installed so far doing the same exact thing when I try to get them in tune. I don't know if I'm doing anything wrong installing them so I thought I'd post a few pics. I've looked at the "manual" that came with the bass but it's not much help. I don't see any other way the strings could go on, but maybe there's something I don't know like I have the wrong strings? They're .045 - .100 (light gauge), so maybe the balls are too small to catch at the tailpiece? Anyway, right now they seem to be holding. I'm actually afraid to continue the install (still have the A and E strings to go). It just seems like there's not much "holding" area on this tailpiece and the strings could pop out any time. I'm playing three shows in the next three nights starting tomorrow night, opening for Tower Of Power! I don't want to repeat what happened last weekend! Any help, tips, etc. appreciated. Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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