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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Jay2U, Nov 3, 2013.
Curious? Click this link: Installing flatwounds on my new G&L
People dont realize how much gunk are on new strings.
Love the super glue trick, am going to try it myself.
After those EB's settle in for a month or so they will be thumpy goodness.
Are you gonna post sound clips or what?
Wow, that's taking a string change seriously!
I might just try that once. I like the super glue idea.
This is fantastic. Thank you for taking the time to produce and share this video.
Very interesting. Seems to make good sense, too. Thanks for the info.
Thanks for the video. Interesting tips.
I use naphtha or acetone or lacquer to clean my flats and leave it at that. Some brands of flats are all clean and ready to go out of the pack. Other brands are filthy like Pyramids. That black stuff is the polishing compound and metal residue.
I'd suggest not using any type of water based liquid or super glue on strings as it can soak into the windings and effect performance.
I've used a bit of hot wax on silk to keep it from fraying but mostly use hot wax on used sets of string because the silk can get pretty frayed.
When installing strings, I continually tug the loose string from nut to bridge by sliding downward to get any twists out of the strings. That way, they vibrate better when not twisted.
- The droplet of superglue sits beyond the saddle and beyond the nut, so it doesn't affect the sound.
- Youre right about checking the string for twists. A twisted string may sound... twisted. If the string sits relatively loose through the bridge, it'll settle automatically while it is being wound around the peg. It certainly wont hurt to check on eventual twisting.
Cheers, mate. A very nice job, well done.
Wow! That's the last time I complain about changing my strings! Excellent detailed video.
nice job! .. thanks for posting .. the only thing I thought curious, was setting the witness points before bringing the string to pitch ... I usually bring to pitch, stretch up a few times, retune, set witness points, then check tuning again ... with the string loose, it looked like you may have pulled the point you set at the nut well beyond the nut when brought to pitch ... kudos for taking the time to post!!
I added some annotations concerning twisted strings and tuning (nearly) to pitch before setting witness points.