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 strings purchased from Gamut Music. 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.
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string looks and sounds brand new!
comes back like new , and maybe the gut will not stretch out as much this time around.
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!
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.