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Guitar Basics Part 3: How to Change Strings on an Electric Bass

It’s simple and easy … and takes just minutes.

Welcome to Part 3 of our series of blogs for newcomers to guitar and bass.

When you first bought your electric bass, it came with a brand-new, shiny set of strings. However, after a while, you may notice that the sound of your bass is getting dull, and your fingers don’t slide over the fretboard quite as easily as they used to. Time to change your strings! If you’re new to bass, this may seem somewhat intimidating, but it’s actually quite simple.

The video below explains how to restring an electric bass guitar. All you need is a new set of strings, a wire cutter (most pliers will cut wires too) and a clip-on tuner such as the Yamaha GCT1:

Click here for Part One: How to Change Strings on an Electric Guitar

Click here for Part Two: How to Change Strings on an Acoustic Guitar


Click here to find out more about Yamaha guitars and basses.

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