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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by StratLuv, Oct 4, 2016.
I don't pre-bend. I shove it in the hole and bend it.
I'm glad this issue came up since I have a guitar on the way that has these vintage tuners. When I was strictly an acoustic player I used the Martin method - through the hole, somewhat tightened, wound to the "inside" side of the headstock then bent upward and locked in by the string being wound around the post. In so doing, there is a 1/2 to 1 wrap of string around each post. That has always worked very well for me. With the vintage tuners I have read that they are easy to use and quite reliable but there are occasional problems with the #1 and #2 strings staying in the hole. That said, I think that I will stick with the Martin method, putting the string in the slot (but not the hole) and proceeding with locking the string as previously described.
It's true: it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks.
Direct technique sounds good.
+1. I use the over under technique on every other style of guitar - acoustics, Les Paul - but absolutely no need for vintage Fender tuners. End in the hole is so darn tidy!
—ppl do that for break angle purposes.
I am an ocd guy for sure about many things, but this never.
cut em 2/3 fingers long, put in hole, and wind…
all the locking over under wiz bang stuff is for people with a poorly cut nut….just sayin
Split shaft tuners are a genious patent. I love em. . For wound strings i go barely 1.5 turns. Enough so the first wound grabs the second wound. . I seen some not going one full turn even and they stick.
Since wound strings have a rough surface they grip and lock good.
For plain strings i go 2-3 turns since they are more slippery and thinner. ..
This looks similar to the way I restring, albeit a sloppy job. The top wrap goes over the top of the excess string before clipping, the rest of the wraps go under, this pinches the end of the string sticking out of the tuning post hole preventing your strings from slipping..
Yes zero winds = zero wraps unloading and reloading under aggressive trem use causing tuning issues. Until I discovered this for myself my strat trems were useless for me. All of my strats have locking tuners now with no winds.
Perhaps it was his tech that did this and subsequently was released from his position.