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string through body and string trees

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by anonymous278347457, Mar 5, 2006.


  1. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005
    Hi ive got 2 quick string related questions.

    What differance does string through body make?

    and what do string trees do?


    thanks,


    Joe
     
  2. ElBajista

    ElBajista

    Dec 13, 2005
    Sebring, FL
    Some believe that stringing-through the body will increase sustain and the fullness of the sound. Different people have different experiences with this option.

    String trees are bars or discs screwed into the headstock that hold the strings down so they get the proper "break angle" on the nut.
     
  3. anonymous278347457

    anonymous278347457 Guest

    Feb 12, 2005

    so on my jazz bass, all the strings are meant to go past the nut at the same angle?
     
  4. ElBajista

    ElBajista

    Dec 13, 2005
    Sebring, FL
    No, they don't all have to break at the same angle. The string retainer Disc that Fender uses holds down the D and G strings. If there was no retainer those two strings would sit pretty much parallel to the fretboard, and they wouldn't sound equal to the other strings. The other strings are held down by their tuning pegs.