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Thru-Body stringing with ProSteels...

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by bigbajo60, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. bigbajo60


    Nov 7, 2003
    Laredo, Texas
    Any of you folks ever have a problem with any one string in your ProSteel sets not being long enough to reach the nut before they start to taper off? I just noticed this while stringing up my Fender Jazz V thru the body. On my set, it was the E that wasn't up to par "length-wise". Seemed a weird thing to have happen, since the other 4 strings got passed thru-body, and made it to the nut just fine.

    When I "borrowed" the E from a 4-string set of ProSteels I had handy, I compared the length from ball-end to beginning of taper, and they seemed the same. :meh:

    So share your experiences. Did I just get a shorter E by accident... or is this a trait of these sets? :confused:

    Oh... and thanx for sharing! :D
  2. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Here are the reasons I avoid stringing through-body:

    1) I notice no difference whatsoever: not in tone, sustain, flexibility, feel, whatever
    2) It's a pain in the butt
    3) With the taperwound strings I use, the tapered portion doesn't reach the saddle in that mode

    I've read here that some tapered strings (Fender?) are wound to work with thru-body stringing. But because I prefer top-load, I would never use those strings.
  3. bigbajo60


    Nov 7, 2003
    Laredo, Texas
    Just to clarify... the taper that's actually giving me trouble is where the string narrows down as it approaches the tuning post.

    As for reasons to string thru bridge or thru body, personally I like the thru body approach because of the more definite witness point I get at the bridge.

    But, that's just me! :p
  4. SGT. Pepper

    SGT. Pepper Inactive

    Nov 20, 2005
    With D'Addario and thru body stringing you need super long scale strings .
  5. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Ugh, thought I'd try a set of these, so I grabbed a set off the shelf thinking they were XLong on my 55-01. Anywho, the taper on the B & E strings is half an inch from the nut. So, its not causing any sort of interferance...

    Texture is a little rougher than Hi Beams, but, I like the tension... & they have plenty of zing... bleh, I'm leaving them on.
  6. lug

    lug Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx

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