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D'Addario Planet Waves Bass Pro String Winder/Cutter

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Use the Planet Waves ergonomic bass pro string winder to get into tune quickly and efficiently, and to avoid repetitive twisting motions. This Planet...Click To Read More About This Product

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Greatly speeds the string-changing routine!

Use the Planet Waves ergonomic bass pro string winder to get into tune quickly and efficiently, and to avoid repetitive twisting motions. This Planet Waves bass guitar tool also includes a built-in string cutter.


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D'Addario Planet WavesBass Pro String Winder/Cutter
 
4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Good quality (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works Great for Me

I actually used it for the first time today while restringing one of my basses, a four string, so this tool got a light test the first time around. I like the way...Read complete review

I actually used it for the first time today while restringing one of my basses, a four string, so this tool got a light test the first time around. I like the way the winder did not slip off the tuners but stayed on, making the job easier and faster. I think it will REALLY come in handy when I have to restring my Rhapsody-12 or my Schecter-8! It seems to be quite solid, especially for plastic, and the cutter works almost without effort. We'll see it does when I have to redo the strings with my 3 basses that have low F# (.165), even one with a low C# (.194) - if the string will even fit into the cutting slot. I'm happy with it and should have bought one a long time ago.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good idea - bad application

Decent idea, just cheaply made. I bought this for my 5 string bass and found that the handle unscrews itself when taking strings off. Plastic is cheap and not made for the long...Read complete review

Decent idea, just cheaply made. I bought this for my 5 string bass and found that the handle unscrews itself when taking strings off. Plastic is cheap and not made for the long haul. String cutter does work though again its not made for longevity. On the plus side it does do away with having to carry an extra tool around. Save your money and look for a custom made winder made from quality materials.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

indespensable tool

By Bob Leahy

from IN

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Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Bass Pro String Winder/Cutter:

overall it's very convenient. especially when you break a string on stage and need to change it fast. the handles are solid, the cutter works, and the winder fits the pegs on my jazz bass perfectly.
Bass Pro String Winder/Cutter. String winder is larger to fit the large tuning pegs of a bass guitar. The built in string cutter is great for trimming the excess string lead.
well built. i was worried about the plastic handle for the string cutter, but i got it and it's actually pretty solid
two must-have tools in one. isn't that the definition of value?

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Good idea - bad application

By Crossing Thumper

from Puyallup, WA.

Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Bass Pro String Winder/Cutter:

Decent idea, just cheaply made. I bought this for my 5 string bass and found that the handle unscrews itself when taking strings off. Plastic is cheap and not made for the long haul. String cutter does work though again its not made for longevity. On the plus side it does do away with having to carry an extra tool around. Save your money and look for a custom made winder made from quality materials.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Must have tool

By Rhythm Man

from Arkansas USA

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Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Bass Pro String Winder/Cutter:

This simple little tool takes the tedium out of installing new strings on your bass. I recently purchased one of these (I've had the guitar string winder for years), just in time to re-string 3 of our basses on the the same day. What can I say? It does what it was designed to do, and speeds up the process of winding your new strings (and taking off the old ones). I was able re-string and setup all three instruments quickly. And, because I used this handy little tool, I was able to spend more time on setting action and intonation, and less time doing the mechanical act of winding on a string. The only reason I gave it a 4.5 on quality is that if you are really rough on your tools, you might be able to break this one. Having said that, my guitar winder has lasted nearly 6 years with no problems, and I expect the same from this bass winder.

 
4.0

Handy Tool

By Kevrap1

from Rochester, NY

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Bass Pro String Winder/Cutter:

    Hope it lasts a long time. Not so sure of the plastic construction.

     
    5.0

    Vintage Keys not a problem

    By bassdale

    from Central Wisconsin

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • quick fix

      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Bass Pro String Winder/Cutter:

      I use this winder to replace strings on bass guitar with wide keys. No worries about stressing the tuners as this tool keeps the process stable and true. I like the fact that a reliable string cutter is built in for convenience.

       
      3.0

      I might not buy this again.

      By Ed

      from Florida

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Functional

      Cons

      • String cutter protion not large enough for bass

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Bass Pro String Winder/Cutter:

        The winder does what it supposed to do, but the cutter is not large enough for all bass strings. Make the cutter opening larger. But I will still use it for changing strings, it will save a lot of time!

         
        5.0

        This string winder came free with strings purchase! Bonus!

        By GBill

        from New Philadelphia, Ohio

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Bass Pro String Winder/Cutter:

            Excellent FREE giveaway with my string purchase, very functional, saved on my hands and saves time! Awesome FREE product!

             
            5.0

            Works Great for Me

            By Jeff - Young Old Timer

            from Lakeland, FL

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Bass Pro String Winder/Cutter:

                I actually used it for the first time today while restringing one of my basses, a four string, so this tool got a light test the first time around. I like the way the winder did not slip off the tuners but stayed on, making the job easier and faster. I think it will REALLY come in handy when I have to restring my Rhapsody-12 or my Schecter-8! It seems to be quite solid, especially for plastic, and the cutter works almost without effort. We'll see it does when I have to redo the strings with my 3 basses that have low F# (.165), even one with a low C# (.194) - if the string will even fit into the cutting slot. I'm happy with it and should have bought one a long time ago.

                 
                5.0

                I would buy again

                By starfire 64

                from Omaha, NE.

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                Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Bass Pro String Winder/Cutter:

                The tool works as it should. Have only used twice,so will have to see if construction and plastic materials hold out.

                 
                4.0

                Good winder cutter

                By More bass

                from Roanoke, VA

                About Me Novice

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                • One size does not fit all

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Bass Pro String Winder/Cutter:

                Overall this is a really good product for un-stringing and restringing a bass. The cutter snips the wire quick and clean with little effort, and the winder speeds up the process. the only draw back is depending on the size of your tuning keys it is a bit wobbly so you have to pay attention and move slower then you may initially want to to keep from banging it against other tuning keys or the head stock itself, thus would be nice if it had something to give a bit more grip on the key that reduced the wobble.

                 
                5.0

                Finally!

                By Toolmannc1

                from Rocky Mount, NC

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Bass Pro String Winder/Cutter:

                  Finally a string winder I can use on my basses. Cuts my restringing time in half. Also the cutter tool is great as well.

                   
                  5.0

                  good artifact

                  By Orly63

                  from Live Oak, Fl

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Bass Pro String Winder/Cutter:

                  very good and useful when you are chamging the strings to your bass

                   
                  5.0

                  Strungout

                  By Old Bass Wizzard

                  from Bellefonte, Pa.

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Stringing

                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Bass Pro String Winder/Cutter:

                  Nice tool for restringing a bass. Most winders are hard to use with bass tuners, this winder fits.

                   
                  5.0

                  NEW PRODUCT TO ME

                  By fireman010152

                  from Wallace, S.C.

                  About Me Novice

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • High quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                  • Haven't Found One Yet

                  Best Uses

                  • Any String Instrument Can
                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Bass Pro String Winder/Cutter:

                  very nice product to have. it was easy to use every musician needs one to make their music playing life easier

                   
                  5.0

                  Good product.Great idea

                  By Oki- Ron-Fenokee

                  from Jacksonville,FL

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Bass Pro String Winder/Cutter:

                      These have been around a while...So have I. They're pretty much ubiquitous with me.Got the bass model because I got a guitar with Klusons.I wind my strings all the way to the bottom of my tuners-worth it in the long run for sure.

                       
                      5.0

                      Better for basses than the original

                      By bassteamer

                      from Hawaii

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality
                      • Stays On The Tuning Knob

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • For Large Tuning Knobs

                        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Bass Pro String Winder/Cutter:

                        Works great! No problem on both the large, thin tuning knobs, and the smaller, thicker ones. Much better than their guitar winder worked on my basses. The only grumble I can think of is that it gets squeaky when in the middle of winding each string. No problem- even sort of an enjoyable funny sounding squeak, if you are at home. But if you are in the middle of a gig situation, where quietness is important, it could be a problem. Maybe some sort of a lube, like silicone would work to silence it.

                         
                        5.0

                        The Perfect Bass Tool!

                        By Dulcimerist

                        from Billings, MT

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                        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Bass Pro String Winder/Cutter:

                        As a new bassist, the Planet Waves Bass Pro String Winder/Cutter was the first tool I grabbed! It cuts your old strings off, stretches and winds your new strings, and trims off the excess. It's the perfect addition to the bass player's gigbag!

                         
                        5.0

                        2 birds with one stone...

                        By ReverbKing

                        from Burlingame, CA

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                        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Bass Pro String Winder/Cutter:

                        I love this thing!! compared to using pliers, and my hand, this cuts my string-change time in half! The cutter is strong, and simple, and cuts trhough my 0.130's with ease. No edges, means nothing to dull, just shears through the windings in one easy action! I keep one in each of my cases, and one with my tools.

                         
                        5.0

                        Does What It's Intended To Do

                        By JamMasterJR

                        from Salinas, CA

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                        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Bass Pro String Winder/Cutter:

                        OK, it's not surgical steel, hand-forged by monks who've spent centuries perfecting the art of crafting string winder/cutters, but who cares? It gets the job done for a good price. It cuts my .105 bass E-strings like butter and the winder slips easily over my elephant ear tuning pegs.As long as I don't jump up and down on it with hobnail boots and leave it out in the rain for weeks at a time, this cutter/winder should last me for years.

                         
                        5.0

                        Handy

                        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Bass Pro String Winder/Cutter:

                        Very handy, keep one in the tool bag, one in the case for on stage emergency changes (yep, I manage to break one now and then). Great for the price
                        Lacks the peg removal grove found on the guitar version - only drawback I've found

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