Steinberger string adapter for non-double ball strings

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by craigb, Nov 2, 2001.

  1. craigb

    craigb Supporting Member

    Hey Everyone,

    I just received a Steinberger Spirit (it's like the 6th one of those that I've had over the last couple of years - you know you can sell 'em on ebay and not lose money? especially if you buy them used and don't overpay). This time I got the string adapter that allows use of regular strings (instead of requiring double-ball strings). I did this so I can play with different string guages and tunings without having to buy expensive double-ball strings (but get the advantage of the zero fret and no nut so I don't have to mess with that).

    My question: It looks like it pretty much just sits on top of the headpiece. It doesn't have any way to "lock on". So is it just being held on by the pressure/string tension? That seems fairly unsafe - has anyone ever used one and had it come off under tension? Has anyone used one for years with no problems?

    Just looking for some reassurance that it won't be a deadly weapon.
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Yup. that's the way it works. It sits on top of the "headstock", held in place by the string tension.