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Old 09-08-2013, 04:04 PM
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Hi all,

I've been using Slick Rounds on my Quantum 5 for almost two years and I love them. But the last three times I've changed strings I can't seem to avoid the purple silk on the Low B extending into the first fret.

Is there anything I can do to avoid this? It's not a huge problem, but I think it make some difference in tone for that low C which I do hit now and then.

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Chad
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:53 PM
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Hi all,

I've been using Slick Rounds on my Quantum 5 for almost two years and I love them. But the last three times I've changed strings I can't seem to avoid the purple silk on the Low B extending into the first fret.

Is there anything I can do to avoid this? It's not a huge problem, but I think it make some difference in tone for that low C which I do hit now and then.

Thanks!
Chad
We make 2 lengths on that Low B. How long is your bass from the ball till it clears the nut, including the ball?

You can just call and order the right one.
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:32 AM
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Thanks, Ken. The distance from ball to nut clearance is 37 inches. Which one should I order?
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:45 AM
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Thanks, Ken. The distance from ball to nut clearance is 37 inches. Which one should I order?
You need the longer string that's 37.5"-38", ball to silk. If you bought the regular 36.5" length in the past, then this would be the reason for the problem.
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