Bass String Re-Wind

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The problem with bass wound strings is that they will eventually develop a buzzing sound when the core shrinks and the wire becomes loose. When this happens you can send the old string back to Gamut Music and we will stretch the core again and put new wire on it. This process can be done to a string at least three times before the core degrades and loses tone.

This service is available only for Academie strings purchased from Gamut Music; Red Diamond re-winding is available for the A-3 and E-4 strings. We do not recondition other brands of strings. 

If you wish to have a Gamut bass string reconditioned, please check out in the store after choosing the shipping option you prefer and send your old string to:

Gamut Music, Inc.
1600 London Road
Duluth, MN 55812

Please be sure to indicate what type of string is being sent in for reconditioning (e.g. Contrabass E-4 Gut/Copper), and when you will be sending it to the workshop. It takes three or four days to process the string once we receive it in the workshop.

Academie strings are manufactured in the USA by Gamut Music, Inc., a leader in the revival of early music strings and instruments. Gut strings are not intended to be used with fine tuners or string adjusters and those devices should be removed before installing the gut string on the instrument.

More information about Gamut gut strings, string types, gauges, and string tensions can be found on our articles page. Not finding an answer to your question? Please contact us directly:

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8.00 (in)
0.10 (in)

4 Reviews

  • Posted by Gary White on Apr 12th 2019


    Bass string rewind

    string looks and sounds brand new!

  • Posted by john beal on Mar 20th 2018



    comes back like new , and maybe the gut will not stretch out as much this time around.

  • Posted by Laurence "Luckyman" Beall on Jan 29th 2018


    Killer Copper Rewind!

    The winding on my Light + Copper A string broke down near the end of the fingerboard. I sent it in for a rewind and BLAM it came back rewound and sounding great. I'll be back when the wind on the E string gives up. All Hail The Gamut!

  • Posted by Jesse Turton on Jan 31st 2017


    My first Re-Wind

    It's a great service and I'm really happy with the strings. Only one thing was a bit of an unfortunate mystery. When I ordered on line there was some place to write an extra note and I remember asking if I could get them rewound in silver instead of the copper that they originally came with. There was no other place to formally request this and in hindsight I could have written a note to go with the strings when I shipped them. But in the end they came back to me with copper again. They are great strings but I was hoping to experience the silver this time. So, I have a little regret for not being more vigilant. Note from Gamut: Due to Jesse's suggestion, we have added the wire option to the bass string rewind, you can now choose copper or silverplate wire.