Ball-end silk over the saddle?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Cnivek61, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Cnivek61


    Jul 17, 2017
    I recently put new Rotosound 77 jazz flats on my fretless Peavey Foundation. As I set the intonation, I found the ball-end silk coming up on the saddle on the E and A strings.

    I'm not hearing a difference, but it just seems wrong. Could I simply cut back the silk so only metal contacts the saddle?

    Thanks in advance for the help! IMG_20190911_205515.jpg IMG_20190911_205515.jpg

    Thanks, TBers
  2. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Inactive Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains:
    Yes. However it looks like the vibrating part of the string (between the saddle and nut) is not silk.
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  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Rotosound is using colored ball ends nowadays too?
  4. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol

    No and rotors are always red. These aren't 77 unless a vast change occured very recently.

    Edit : well what do you know, they indeed some have these teatures.

    Silk can be removed but it doesn't have a real use either way.
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2019
  5. Vinny_G


    Dec 1, 2011
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