I tell you, having spent $35 on a set of fender 7350s Ms, and having been very over charged (it's the only strings for an hour, they make a killing), I was very anxious about putting them on (having snapped one the day before). I snipped the tips, and wound them without incident, much to my relief. I was soo worried about breaking them. Now I feel much better having done it, and not ruining the strings! Just letting you guys know! ------------------ "Did you say I'm JUST the bassist? Them's fightin' words."