My refurbished Carl Thompson now has Sperzel locking tuners on it. I owned a Carvin from '93 to '95 that had these, but I can't recall the proper stringing procedure. When I talked to Carl, he told me to look at how he had the bass strung before I changed strings. He had about two wraps around the post on each string, with the cut-off end curled underneath. I thought with the Sperzels, you threaded the string through the hole, locked it down, cut it so there was about an inch left sticking out, and then tuned the string. Is this wrong? Because when I put a new E string on my bass, I barely turned it at all, much less got a wrap around the post, before it was already at pitch. Any help here would be much appreciated.