OldPotter wrote:It leaves a small string shaped mark. Enough to make you swear.
Yeah... that's what I did !
I followed the stringing instruction video by Otto Vowinkel on Youtube to make a "melted ball" at the string end before insert it into a loop on the 12-hole tie block. Everything looked normal in the morning, until I found the 1st string was slipped out and left a deep 2-3mm long mark on the soundboard when I opened the case last night. The string was broken right at the "melted ball". I guess the burning effect had weakened the nylon's structure and the ball could be just snapped when the string was pulled at certain tension.
FYI, they are Savarez Cantiga New Cristal Normal Tension (510CR) strings.
Anyway, James' instruction to create an extra loop for the treble strings is a better idea instead of just resting the string end underneath the tie loop.