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er....nut on the bridge?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by jaggedsphere, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. jaggedsphere


    Jul 15, 2002
    I recently bought a used fless MIM J and the E string has a nut(think nuts and bolts) between the ball end of the string and the bridge. I would imagine that this would be to increase the tension on the E.
    Do y'all think that this would werk on a B string?
  2. poppamies


    Dec 15, 2002
    The nut on the string doesn't do nothing whatsoever. Totally useless.
  3. Ahh, the nut may do something after all...

    If the E saddle is so far back that the witness point (beginning of string vibration) is where the core winding is covered with the outer winding, he might have used that as a spacer to get the string a better seat on the saddle.

    Poppa's right about string tension. It has no effect whatsoever.
  4. jaggedsphere


    Jul 15, 2002
    then does extending the neck not increase string tension? 34-35"
    Would this not be the same although not a whole inch...maby 1/6 an inch.
  5. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    It changes nothing to tension but it adds to the stiffness impression.
    Gary Willis is big on this.

    When you have a 35" scale, it extends the actual vibrating length of the string and therefore tension.
  6. jaggedsphere


    Jul 15, 2002
    hmm this would reduce mwha too right?
  7. Wrong! Mwah is created by the combination of a very flat fingerboard and a very low action. The sound you here is actually the vibrating string coming in contact with the neck in places other than it's fretted point.

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