Problem with Luthier strings

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Zabava77
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Problem with Luthier strings

Post by Zabava77 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:06 am

I had a weird experience with Luthier Concert Dark Silver, hard tension strings. After restringing my guitar, and while I was tuning it, the high E slipped. I tried to re-string, but the same thing happened again. Fortunately, I had a set of d'Addario EXP46 (my usual strings of choice), so I used high E from that set instead. Guitar sounds great, although I can tell that D'Addario high E has a tone that is slightly different than the original Luthier string would have been.
This never happened to me before since I use d'Addario. I just wanted to try Luthier strings for the first time, and this experience left me wondering. Not sure what could have been the reason...
I probably will stick with d"Addario for the time being :x
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Re: Problem with Luthier strings

Post by SteveL123 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:06 am

Is the Luthier string that is slipping a carbon string? Carbons are known to slip, especially the high e. Use 4 twists plus a knot at the end for backup and that should do.

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Re: Problem with Luthier strings

Post by souldier » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:07 am

Are these very high tension similar to carbon? Also are you using a 6 hole tie block or a 12 hole? If using a standard 6 hole, then I would just wipe off the end of the string and put an extra loop.
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Re: Problem with Luthier strings

Post by Zabava77 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:34 am

Thank you, I will try it. The strings are nylon, not carbon, but high tension.
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Re: Problem with Luthier strings

Post by Jack Douglas » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:30 am

Can you post a picture of your strings at the tie block so that we can see how you tie them. Luthier makes very good quality strings at a modest price and I suspect the slipping is user error not a string problem.
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Re: Problem with Luthier strings

Post by Zabava77 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:34 pm

Jack Douglas wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:30 am
Can you post a picture of your strings at the tie block so that we can see how you tie them. Luthier makes very good quality strings at a modest price and I suspect the slipping is user error not a string problem.
I learned how to string a guitar following this video:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sAQcAlAeKU[/YouTube]
Here are some pics of my guitar with new Luthier strings. High E here is d"Addario
https://www.facebook.com/tatiana.tadene ... nref=story
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Re: Problem with Luthier strings

Post by Jack Douglas » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:49 pm

Posted a comment on your Facebook reference above
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Re: Problem with Luthier strings

Post by Zabava77 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:30 pm

Jack Douglas wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:49 pm
Posted a comment on your Facebook reference above
Thank you, I appreciate it!
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