Folks, This is covered in a few different threads in this forum but I do have a specific question I couldn't find an answer to. Hopefully this isn't too redundant a thread. Mods feel free to move/merge as appropriate. I just restrung an Azola original BugBass with Thomastik Spirocores - Medium gauge, 3/4 size. I'm very happy with the sound and feel! The 3/4 size strings were too long and I had to have several wraps of the metal part of the string around the tuning pegs. For all the strings I only trimmed the thin red part of the string to get the wrapping to not be excessive when tuned to pitch. In the case of the E string I ended up having a significant amount of the metal wound around the tuning peg and the string is getting pushed against the peg box (too many wraps). This doesn't seem like a big problem yet but I'm worried that as the sting continues to stretch the amount of slack taken in will cause too much string to be pressing against the peg box. So finally my question: I think I need to trim the string past the red part and actually cut the "real" part of the string, the flat-wound metal part. Is that going to cause me problems and should I avoid this in favor of string against the peg box? If it's helpful I can upload a picture.