Watch the Changing Strings online guitar lesson by Stu Hamm from Stu Hamm U: Bass Basics
Here we are going to talk about strings; the difference between roundwound and flatwound strings, and how to change them yourself on your Bass. You’d be surprised at how many students I come across who don’t really grasp this concept! We’ll talk about when you’ll know it's time for a new set (generally when you can afford a set!) and the right way to take them off and replace them with a nice fresh set. I'll also demonstrate the need to stretch your strings out after you put them on and the correct way to do so, as well as the correct way to wind them around the top of your neck. For me, a fresh set of strings is like a brand new pair of Sneakers!