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felt collar on obligatos

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by Steve Killingsworth, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. Just got my new Obligatos in. I notice there is a little felt-like collar at the ball end of the strings. Do you leave that thing on? I assume you do but wondered if that was some sort of muffler to deaden the tone.

  2. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    This thing goes between the ball and the tailpiece, to protect it from the pull of the metal ball.
    You can remove it if you want. It has nothing to do with tone, mounted as above of course.
  3. Thanks Francois. That tells me what I needed to know.