Ball End Strings?

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twistedblues
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Ball End Strings?

Postby twistedblues » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:27 pm

Is it preferred to tie the strings on? As opposed to using the ball end classical strings? Any difference?

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Re: Ball End Strings?

Postby souldier » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:57 pm

In theory there wouldn't be a difference, but I can't think of one good string that uses ball ends. Good strings are made the traditional way. Personally I don't like the look of ball ends
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Re: Ball End Strings?

Postby jpryan » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:04 pm

Other than aesthetics there's no difference but, as souldier said, good luck finding good classical guitar strings that are made with ball ends.
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Re: Ball End Strings?

Postby Blondie » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:41 pm

I use them on my silent guitar for convenience and the design which favours ball ends, but otherwise see above :-)

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Re: Ball End Strings?

Postby bacsidoan » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:02 pm

souldier wrote:In theory there wouldn't be a difference, but I can't think of one good string that uses ball ends. Good strings are made the traditional way. Personally I don't like the look of ball ends


The only half-decent ball end string for CG is Sevilla, and they are not exactly inexpensive, 20 USDs a set.

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Re: Ball End Strings?

Postby Keith » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:15 pm

ditto on balls at the end = lower end strings. functionally, the ball end = bridge bones? for treble strings the ball acts like a bone. for bass string the steel wheel acts like a bone except probably digs into the bridge. not sure how many folks want steel wheels digging into their bridge. chuck the balls and go with the bone if you do not want to tie.

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Re: Ball End Strings?

Postby twistedblues » Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:28 pm

Thanks guys! Makes sense


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