The Diamond secure string ties?

Choice of classical guitar strings and technical issues connected with their use.
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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Postby rinneby » Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:27 am

Day two: Still works and looks great ;)

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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Postby Brandon Walker » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:28 am

I use both types of these, but only for the wound strings.

They seem durable to me - I've had no issues over a year or so - and if you're worried about losing one, each set contains seven beads. (it's not an issue for me, since I only use three on each guitar.)

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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Postby Adam » Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:19 pm

I put these on a guitar last night. I like them. I think I prefer a 6 hole tie block with these over a 12 hole tie block.

I did the double loop on all the treble strings, not just the high E as recommended. I also didn't melt the end, which I always did when tying.

Overall I think it makes for a smoother, lower stress string change. I'm not buying the "improved break angle improves the sound" bit, but as a practical improvement I'm sold.

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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Postby markodarko » Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:13 pm

I actually quite like the aesthetics of a "traditionally" tied 6-hole bridge. There's something quite nice in seeing the physical twist of the strings holding themselves there through friction and goodwill.
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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Postby Big bird » Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:18 pm

markodarko wrote:I actually quite like the aesthetics of a "traditionally" tied 6-hole bridge. There's something quite nice in seeing the physical twist of the strings holding themselves there through friction and goodwill.


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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Postby celestemcc » Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:22 pm

Looking at these online... do they come in white *and* black? I don't see an option on the website.
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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Postby Adam » Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:42 pm

They must come in white because the ukelele set is listed on amazon in white. I'm sure you can buy them and add a comment to the order saying you want white. Or just message user Kent on the forum and tell him to ship white.

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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Postby celestemcc » Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:45 pm

Aha... now I get it! They're black, but you can also buy Ivory (I assume that's the color). A bit slow on the uptake... I'll message Kent to be sure... and thanks!
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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Postby Jabberwocky » Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:55 am

These are great. The improved string break angle over the saddle gives the strings a better sense of clarity and attack to the notes. There is less mud. Minor improvement but perceptible to my ears and fingers. There is a slight increase in effort to fret the notes. The strings become less compliant. The old strings sound fresher with more life to the notes and a better decay. All these on an old 1983 factory C-260S Yammie.

This is by no means a scientific blind test and you may accuse me of confirmation bias. But they are like $15 a set. Kent is not going to get rich selling these. Easier to tie the strings on with them than without. Neater. Less chance of string dings.

I like them a lot. The improved break angle imparts a benefit that to my ears is far greater than an "elephant teeth" nut.

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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Postby Jorge Oliveira » Wed Nov 16, 2016 5:32 pm

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

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I've been using these Diamond beads since May-16 in one of my guitars and I'm quite happy, so far. I think I'll order another set for my other guitar.

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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Postby pogmoor » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:36 am

I put some of these on yesterday. I'd bought them a few months back and forgot to use them last time I changed my strings, but yesterday I remembered. First impression, they are easy to use and they make the task of putting on the strings easier. I'l see how they go over time.
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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Postby simonm » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:15 pm

I hadn't paid any attention to these before. Effectively is it like retro-fitting an 18 hole bridge. Very neat.

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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Postby Laudiesdad69 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:21 pm

I've heard of beads before but the look promising. Could increase the break angle at the bridge

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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Postby pogmoor » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:43 pm

Laudiesdad69 wrote: Could increase the break angle at the bridge

Yes, they do.
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Re: The Diamond secure string ties?

Postby rinneby » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:02 pm

I've used them on two different guitars for quite some time now. Highly recommended.

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