strings without silk wraps

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Zenon, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Zenon


    Dec 27, 2013
    Excuse the naive question, but do not strings without silk wraps (rounds or flats) damage the surface of the tuning posts after repeated use?

    Thanks - and a happy new year to all!
  2. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Supporting Member Commercial Seller Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Anything can scratch or damage your tuning posts. Your skin can wear the the finish.

    Even with the silks it can scratch the posts... but without silks it scratches easier.
  3. Zenon


    Dec 27, 2013
    Sure, thanks.

    I was just wondering whether the scratching of the no-silks is considerably more.

    Had the D'Addario EXL170BT in mind.
  4. rfslick


    Dec 31, 2008
    Benicia, CA. USA
    If you consider that the string wraps around the post and doesn't move after that, I think that any movement is non existent, and wear is negligible.
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