I've played many years electric guitars and basses. It's always been "common sense" to wind up as little string as possible to avoid detuning. One example: my Framus Mayfield Custom is equipped with Schaller lock tuners, you only need 1/3 - 1/2 turn (!) to tune up. It's amazing, how hard and frequently strings can be bent without detuning.
So I think it's also a good idea to leave as little rotations as possible on the string capstan of my CGs.
When winding up new strings, I do this sequence:
1. I always start at the head, turn the hole into vertical position and put the string from the head's backside through.
2. Then I sharp bend approx. 1/2 inch (or more) to 180°. Thin carbon trebles might need a bit more. You can cut the overlap later.
3. I push (resp. pull at the long end) both ends back into the hole until there is a small loop.
4. Then I take the string's long end and guide it through the loop. If it's too narrow (E6-string!), I widen it up with my side cutter, a screwdriver or whatever. There's a safe knot now, which easily can be removed without cutting the string for a change the next time.
5. I wind up about 1/2 rotation and attach the long end to the bridge and pull it lightly tight, because there's no need for extra reserves for the bass strings and maybe quite a bit for e1 and b2.
6. Et voilà: this is from the opposite side with E6 in tune.
It works well, I never had problems with strings slipping out and maybe it detunes a little less than having 5 or more rotations on the capstan.
What do you think?
Is anybody doing the same?