I believe the OP said he tied the floppy end to the roller, not the tie block. I've heard some people say that the floppy end is for the tie block, and I've heard some say it is for the roller, and I don't know which is correct.souldier wrote:As you already know the floppy end is there to make it easier to tie at the tie block.
I've had the string break before where the floppy end is tied at the bridge. It just seems like I got a bad batch. Four inches is a lot of wasted string length. I never used to have this problem with the Augustines. But I tried two different sets and the d strings were the same.mrvegas wrote:The floppy part of the string is for the tie block. As long as only the "real" part of the string crosses the saddle, the floppy part doesn't matter, and it does actually make it easier to tie the string. Augustine is not the only string manufacturer that does this. No reason to cut it off. I know some people don't like strings that have them, though.
Yeah, four inches of floppy end on the d string on both a medium and hard tension set.Philosopherguy wrote: ↑Wed May 03, 2017 1:47 amI only use the floppy end for the tie at the tuners (and only if necessary). When doing this, Augustine strings have never been too short for me to tie and use. I only use a couple inches at the bridge for my tie and that leaves me with plenty up around the tuners for a 650 or 658 length guitar.
Seems you have bad luck with Augustine strings Laudiesdad69!