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String Trees

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Blackmag+c, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. Blackmag+c


    Feb 1, 2007
    What are string trees and why do some bass have them and some do not? Also where do you put them?
  2. They go on the headstock, and are to pull the strings down so the strings are making proper contact with the nut.

    There are a number of reasons not all basses have them, many basses now have headstocks which are at a 13 degree angle, so the string trees are not needed.
  3. Blackmag+c


    Feb 1, 2007
    Thank you :) that has answered that :) I knew they went on the headstock I just wondered whether there was any specific place on the headstock where they needed to go.

  4. Liko


    Mar 30, 2007
    Nowhere specific except that wherever they are, they should do the job. I put an extra string tree between the A and D strings on my first Jazz to get rid of some buzz on the A. They shouldn't be too close nor too far away from the nut; a 10-13* downward angle is usually more than enough.

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