The Diamond secure string ties?

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The Diamond secure string ties?

Post by rinneby » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:29 am

This thread is about The Diamond secure string ties only.

I'm sure they are functional and does what they are supposed to do. The "new" low profile has been out for a while now. Are they durable? Anyone had back luck with these? Can they break?

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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Post by petermc61 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:01 am

I've used them on a guitar, no problems and no breaks.

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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Post by rinneby » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:34 am

petermc61 wrote:I've used them on a guitar, no problems and no breaks.
Thanks Peter.

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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Post by rinneby » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:04 pm

Works great so far, I actually like the look too!

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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Post by otirroz » Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:16 pm

Hello Jon,

I have been using them on two guitars for a few months. They function and look better than the previous bridge beads. They are a lower profile and the design looks much less prone to stress that would break them. So far, mine have been flawless.

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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Post by Adam » Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:53 pm

Jon, I thought they are designed to work the other way (rotated 90 degrees). I like the way yours look though. lower profile. I have a set but have not used them yet, will try them out sometime soon.

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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Post by rinneby » Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:35 pm

Adam wrote:Jon, I thought they are designed to work the other way (rotated 90 degrees). I like the way yours look though. lower profile. I have a set but have not used them yet, will try them out sometime soon.
Well, I think I got it right? :)

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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Post by Adam » Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:50 pm

The Rosette site clearly shows them the other way. Google "diamond bridge beads", click the first result link, and look at the pics. Did you follow the instructions or just wing it?

I like the way it looks your way. If it's just as secure, I'd probably do it that way. Maybe the purveyor of this fine product will chime in.

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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Post by rinneby » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:27 pm

Adam wrote:The Rosette site clearly shows them the other way. Google "diamond bridge beads", click the first result link, and look at the pics. Did you follow the instructions or just wing it?

I like the way it looks your way. If it's just as secure, I'd probably do it that way. Maybe the purveyor of this fine product will chime in.
These are the new smaller ones. There are two different kinds.

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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Post by Adam » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:20 pm

They look exactly the same size as the ones in the link I mentioned, only rotated 90 degrees. They are the same ones I have.

Do you have a link to the "smaller" ones? I really think it's the same thing, but I could be wrong.

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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Post by JohnB » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:30 pm

Adam wrote:They look exactly the same size as the ones in the link I mentioned, only rotated 90 degrees. They are the same ones I have.

Do you have a link to the "smaller" ones? I really think it's the same thing, but I could be wrong.
They are different.

Look at the menu on the left hand side of the Rosette website and select "New! Diamond Secure String Ties / Tieblock System" (the third item on the menu).
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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Post by Adam » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:34 pm

Ok, I see. Thanks for the clarification.

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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Post by Adam » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:35 pm

Dang now I have to buy a set of these...

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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Post by bacsidoan » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:08 pm

Adam wrote:Dang now I have to buy a set of these...
You won't regret this. Just make sure that there is enough clearance on the tie block for the "beads".

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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:51 pm

These look very tempting. Although they're the solution to a problem that I don't have. But most of all, I wonder how long it will be before I lose one...or two...small objects and me don't get along.
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