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Round string retainer question

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by lightbulbjim, Sep 6, 2008.


  1. lightbulbjim

    lightbulbjim

    Mar 17, 2008
    Australia
    A quick and probably obvious question -

    I'm putting together a bass with a Fender-style headstock (as in, parallel to the fretboard), and I picked up a round string retainer (this one).

    Having never seen one of these things up close before, I assumed that it would have grooves on the underside to locate the strings, however it doesn't. Should I be filing grooves underneath or will the strings stay put as is?
     
  2. strings will stay put as is, my am std Fender does not have grooves on the retainer either. However my Squier does... no difference whatsoever
     
  3. lightbulbjim

    lightbulbjim

    Mar 17, 2008
    Australia
    Thanks for the reply. I'll leave it without grooves then, as it's probably easier on the strings.
     

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