Hi, After having read all the caveats about these strings I am a little concerned. How is it possible to avoid windings contacting the metal pegs or winding over itself? I will view the strings this afternoon, and perhaps it will become clear to me at that time. Seems that synthetic strings must "travel" a lot in their initial tuning/ break-in stage, and it would be nothing short of a miracle that they were exactly the right length to satisfy the instructions. Is it possible or advisable to cut or modify the strings? If anyone reads this, and understands my concern, please write back quickly before I destroy my strings and my budget! Thanks, wd4dkv.