Temporary Saint wrote:I don't see these things making any considerable change in either the break angle or the tone. I'm not even sure they save any time when restringing. I think melting the string ends into a ball is the best all-around alternative, but what do you do for the wound strings?
I don't think one needs to worry about the wound strings as they are very less likely to slip. I only loop the wound strings once at the bridge, making sure the loop end is tucked behind the bridge.
I don't melt my top three strings either, as I feel two or three loops with the loop end, again, tucked behind the bridge prevents slippage.
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