Peskyendeavour wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:29 am
Vincent Tan wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:03 am
The process can be very quick if you have these string tie beads:
Tying the strings on the bridge part becomes extremely easy wit these.
It also gets rid of the risk of damaging the guitar from a string getting unknotted when tuning. I also have the strings to be 'strectched' when tying on the tuning machines having no allowance, so It just takes a couple turns of the machine heads to stretch the strings into tension. Takes me about 10-15 mins to change strings including light dusting and cleaning. I change once or twice a month.
I'm interested in these tie beads...
They don't touch the sound board do they ?
I observed wear to the block at the base just with years of use I guess and wondered if these would save it from further wear but it seems they would also pull against it at same point ...
Apart from ease changing strings what would you say on the wear and tear of the bridge in Using these blocks?
The blocks don't usually touch the soundboard but it really depends on how low the holes are on the bridge. I have had some guitars where I tried the tie blocks on and the space between the blocks and the soundboard was very very close but i haven't seen it touch the sound board. Another good thing is it gives a very good break angle where the strings touch the saddle, especially on guitars with very very low saddle.
As for wear and tear, I can't really say since the longest I've been using one on a guitar is 3 years and so far i dont really see any drastic wear, in fact I dont really see much change on the bridge where the tie block touches the bridge. Perhaps small 'dents' if any? Perhaps some members can comment on their experience but from mine, i use them freely and it makes changing strings much much easier and cleaner. Hope this helped