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    Default Video- How to string up a string through bridge

    I think this video might be helpful here.


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    Thank you, Beau, this is very helpful !!

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    I own a couple Romero Creation instruments with the many fabled string through bridge system and, yeah, looks clean and there's no chance of a slipping string snapping back and making a ding in the soundboard. With that said, I find the string change process fiddly compared to traditional tie blocks. Worse yet, often the first string jams in the hole no matter how huge a knot I tie. I use a long and thin sewing needle to dislodge the stuck string. Also, often the string doesn't appear near the sound hole after threading it through. A long pair of chopsticks comes in handy to grab the dang string and pull it up through the sound hole so it can be knotted.
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    I'm contemplating a uke that happens to have this type of bridge. If I were to get it, I would tie beads to the end of the string rather than relying just on the knot to hold it in place.
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    Thanks for that. I strung up a string-thru bridge recently. The existing G string knot was stuck. I needed to push it out with a needle, kind of a PIA. My wife had a bag of beads here, so I used those on all 4 strings. Don't worry, I used the correct G C E A lettered beads!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gochugogi View Post
    I own a couple Romero Creation instruments with the many fabled string through bridge system and, yeah, looks clean and there's no chance of a slipping string snapping back and making a ding in the soundboard. With that said, I find the string change process fiddly compared to traditional tie blocks. Worse yet, often the first string jams in the hole no matter how huge a knot I tie. I use a long and thin sewing needle to dislodge the stuck string. Also, often the string doesn't appear near the sound hole after threading it through. A long pair of chopsticks comes in handy to grab the dang string and pull it up through the sound hole so it can be knotted.
    Chopsticks, great idea.

    I have flat disks between the knot and the bridge plate (thanks Beau).

    I love the look and the possible better tone due to increased break angle over the bridge. Changing strings takes me at least 3 times as long as a tie bridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PereBourik View Post
    Chopsticks, great idea.

    I have flat disks between the knot and the bridge plate (thanks Beau).

    I love the look and the possible better tone due to increased break angle over the bridge. Changing strings takes me at least 3 times as long as a tie bridge.

    I use a 8" curved Hemostat clamp to grab the strings on my string throughs.

    What kind of flat disks do you use? I've just been using beads.
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