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    Default Question about Tie Bar Bridge and Re-stringing

    So I was restringing my dads Uke that has a Tie Bar bridge. using the over-under-over-under knot. I had absolutely no problems, until I got to the A string. I did a double loop and as I was trying to tune it, the knot would completely slip out. I was able to make it hold with a triple loop but, is this the norm? I was able to tune it no problem but being somewhat OCD it's still bothering me.

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    I usually use a triple loop on the A string for tie bridges. Especially if the string is Worth. They seem to slip more easily and are thinner than other brands. I once had an A string slip out and put a gash on a cedar soundboard as I tuned it up to pitch. Ever since then, I make sure I have plenty of strings left below the bridge and do at least a triple loop. Once it's up to pitch and I'm satisfied that it is secure, I trim the excess string below the bridge. I've had no problems with it since.
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    Great thank you GX. I feel better now

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    i had the same problem, had to do a triple loop

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    does it matter if the string is going on the outside of the peg or the inside after you tighten them up?

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