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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanks View Post
    now *that* was TMI.
    Yeah, I'm not a fan of 'nail art' either as 99% of what I've seen is too garish...or seems just so wrong to me...

    sorry to derail your thread into oblivion...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Booli View Post
    sorry to derail your thread into oblivion...
    not a problem
    Current Stable:
    -Ohana TKS-15E - Eb cuatro
    -Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - Bb, SC SMU
    -Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
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    -Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
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    -Rogue bari
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    Finished - not super happy with the basses. man those are thick





    Full size pics: https://imgur.com/a/YUUPu
    Current Stable:
    -Ohana TKS-15E - Eb cuatro
    -Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - Bb, SC SMU
    -Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    -KPK pineapple SLN-GCEA
    -Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    -Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    -Imua iET-Bb, M600
    -Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    -Rogue bari
    -Bonanza super tenor, FBL cFAD
    Once upon a time:
    -RISA Concert Stick
    -Bruko sop. custom #6
    -Lanikai lam hog bari
    -Kala SLNG
    -Bruko bari
    -Gold Tone BUT


    Jim's Blog

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    I must say looks pretty bad your bridge tie job. It is a cosmetic thing mostly to tie string ends to next string. Maybe can prevent also some end rattling? I don't care about that.

    They are not exactly curving away behind the bridge like in Booli's picture in post #3. To me it is ok too to make like in his first picture. Then they don't have to even curve away behind the bridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarmo_S View Post
    I must say looks pretty bad your bridge tie job.
    I know right?
    It has been a long time since I changed wound strings (*) and I have always used the technique Booli's first picture for them, just like the trebles. These are a lot stiffer than normal strings (because of being flat wound I presume) and I don't think they would have worked like that anyway. I also haven't done the "tie to next string" technique but did it here as another tensioner, I.e. maybe it will help them not to fly out of the bridge. It feels secure so far but time will tell I guess.

    (*) wait, I take that back - I recently put some Aquila guilele strings on the Rogue baritone. Basically the same pitch as these but thinner gauge and not nearly as stiff. I did the first picture with no problem. Oh well, I'll do better next time if I don't give up on wound strings again.
    Current Stable:
    -Ohana TKS-15E - Eb cuatro
    -Iriguchi Tenor "Weeble" - Bb, SC SMU
    -Blue Star 19" baritone Konablaster - DGBE
    -KPK pineapple SLN-GCEA
    -Cocobolo 16" SC#1-gCEA, SC SLMU
    -Ono #42 19" baritone, Ab, LW
    -Imua iET-Bb, M600
    -Covered Bridge CLN pineapple - Eb cuatro, SC XLL
    -Rogue bari
    -Bonanza super tenor, FBL cFAD
    Once upon a time:
    -RISA Concert Stick
    -Bruko sop. custom #6
    -Lanikai lam hog bari
    -Kala SLNG
    -Bruko bari
    -Gold Tone BUT


    Jim's Blog

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanks View Post
    I know right?
    It has been a long time since I changed wound strings (*) and I have always used the technique Booli's first picture for them, just like the trebles. These are a lot stiffer than normal strings (because of being flat wound I presume) and I don't think they would have worked like that anyway. I also haven't done the "tie to next string" technique but did it here as another tensioner, I.e. maybe it will help them not to fly out of the bridge. It feels secure so far but time will tell I guess.

    (*) wait, I take that back - I recently put some Aquila guilele strings on the Rogue baritone. Basically the same pitch as these but thinner gauge and not nearly as stiff. I did the first picture with no problem. Oh well, I'll do better next time if I don't give up on wound strings again.
    Jim, It's not good to leave it like that as per your photos above...

    The photos I included in my previous posts, were not to show for trapping the leads in the next string, and if you leave it like that with the tails trapped on the TOP of the bridge instead of trapped on the REAR of the bridge towards the butt-end, near the hole and before the break of the corner, they WILL slip out.

    If you rely solely or are depending upon the tail being held only by an adjacent string, this is going to be a mistake and the string is likely to slip and pull out over time.

    See this photo for an alternate camera angle:



    Mind you, none of these photos given in this thread are my guitar, but this one here^ is from a StewMac video (and skip to 1min52sec to see the actual string install part):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftW3PTx24vE

    Basically you hold the string tail against the top of the soundboard with your thumb, and make sure it gets trapped towards the butt-end of the bridge, on the side that is 90 degrees to the soundboard BEFORE the corner of the top of the bridge that is parallel to the soundboard, and NOT trapped on the top surface of the bridge.

    This is especially important with the chrome flatwound strings, as they WILL slip under tension, and eventually pull out if you do not correct them on your bridge as per the info given here.
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    - Home Recording and Mics
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    - Wolfelele Uke Kit
    - How to string a Baritone uke as a piccolo bass
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