Paul Janssen wrote:I don't have a 12 hole tie block on any of my guitars but I still found your video very clear and easy to follow. Out of curiosity, aside from what appears to be easier string changes, are there any other benefits (particularly sonic benefits) of having a 12 hole tie block instead of the traditional 6 hole tie block?
Thanks Paul. I highly doubt if there are any sonic advantages to a 12 hole tie block. As long as you have sufficient break angle at the saddle, they should sound identical. A person can test this by converting their 6 hole tie block to a 12 hole or use only 6 holes to tie their strings if they already have a 12 hole tie block.
One of my previous guitars had a 12 hole tie block, and out of curiosity I wanted to see if the guitar would feel or sound different if I just used 6 holes and tied it traditionally. The traditional method took away some break angle, but the guitar still felt and sounded the same.
Personally I like the traditional look of how strings tie to a 6 hole, but I do enjoy the ease that a 12 hole tie block offers.
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