My String Tie Job

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My String Tie Job

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:24 pm

So far these carbon strings are the longest lasting strings I've ever used. The pingeyness has settled down and the basses still sound good. The d string is still holding up. I'm glad because my string tie job took almost an hour. :oops: the strings are Savarez Alliance trebles and Corum basses.
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Re: My String Tie Job

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:25 pm

Sorry pics wouldn't post. Oh and the strings have been on about 4 weeks.
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Post by rojarosguitar » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:28 pm

You could at least name the strings you have used so that we have an idea what you are talking about ...
The pics are qiote likely to big (see the thread about publishing pics)...
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Re: My String Tie Job

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:26 pm

rojarosguitar wrote:You could at least name the strings you have used so that we have an idea what you are talking about ...
The pics are qiote likely to big (see the thread about publishing pics)...
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I figured it out.

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Re: My String Tie Job

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:11 pm

Laudiesdad69 wrote:
rojarosguitar wrote:You could at least name the strings you have used so that we have an idea what you are talking about ...
The pics are qiote likely to big (see the thread about publishing pics)...
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I figured it out.
This is the first time I've been able to tie the bass strings with a single loop and have them stay. I used to just wrap em like the treble strings, but I think this looks better.

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Re: My String Tie Job

Post by rojarosguitar » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:33 pm

This is ok. You can do the same with the treble strings.
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Re: My String Tie Job

Post by rojarosguitar » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:34 pm

The strings look like Savarez Alliance NT (Red)
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Re: My String Tie Job

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:00 pm

rojarosguitar wrote:The strings look like Savarez Alliance NT (Red)
I believe it was set 500 AR. Lost the wrapper. I traded some electric strings to a buddy for this. I thought the trebles were really harsh at first, but they have settled down quite a bit. They are still really bright though. That is the best tie job I've done to date, and the first time I haven't been embarrassed to let others see he he!

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Re: My String Tie Job

Post by Paul Janssen » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:50 pm

To me it does look like a very neat tie job. Well done.

One small comment/suggestion. It appears that you have put the frayed end of the 6th string through the tie block. I would avoid doing that next time as the frayed end is likely to be a weak point and may very well break. Generally when you put the frayed end through the machine posts the frayed portion ends up being cut off and so doesn't come into play.

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Post by rojarosguitar » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:05 pm

That's how I do it on a 6 hole tie block:
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Never had a slippage with that system...
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Re: My String Tie Job

Post by Jack Douglas » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:13 pm

rojarosguitar wrote:That's how I do it on a 6 hole tie block:
FullSizeRender-1.jpg

Never had a slippage with that system...
Really nice tie job. I'm going to try it! Thanks for the post.
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Re: My String Tie Job

Post by astro64 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:15 pm

Agreed on not using the red loosely wound sections to tie the strings. Also, all bass strings I have ever used will hold with just one loop under the string, as you did. The basses in rojarosguitar's example are tied more than they need, and the sharp end sticks up as a result of the knot. The trebles need that if you use his method, the basses don't. As long as bass string goes under the loop on the backside of the tie block it will hold fine. I personally don't like to wrap the string ends under the next string. It just adds more time to the job and serves no purpose. But we all have our preferences...

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Post by Laudiesdad69 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:24 pm

Paul Janssen wrote:To me it does look like a very neat tie job. Well done.

One small comment/suggestion. It appears that you have put the frayed end of the 6th string through the tie block. I would avoid doing that next time as the frayed end is likely to be a weak point and may very well break. Generally when you put the frayed end through the machine posts the frayed portion ends up being cut off and so doesn't come into play.
Thanks. That is something I never considered, that they were more prone to break there. Well, next time I change em I'll give that a try. I wonder how much longer the strings will last.

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Re: My String Tie Job

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:32 pm

rojarosguitar wrote:That's how I do it on a 6 hole tie block:
FullSizeRender-1.jpg

Never had a slippage with that system...
Will this work with carbon or titanium trebles? I am just wondering if they are too slick? That looks like a time saver.

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Re: My String Tie Job

Post by souldier » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:06 am

This is how I like to tie strings on a standard 6 hole. I put one cross loop on the basses and two on the trebles. I never have to tuck the strings into each other and I prefer not to since I don't like having them locked into each other just in case I need to remove one of them, and it makes it hard to change strings one at a time. I also feel that this method looks the cleanest and most attractive. I've used this method for nylon, titanium, and carbon and it is rock solid and absolutely will not slip even without melting a ball into the end of the trebles.

Some key tips though is that you want to ensure the tail end is tucked nicely under. Also you want to tighten them as much as you can before tightening them at the head stock.
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