OK. Whatever.ljerams wrote:So you gave us some links to traditional methods and some variations thereon. Nothing special there but I did note that Johnny Walker is stating that the ball on the string should be made before the string is inserted. Somewhat safer than what you recommmend. Hence, as a well respected Luthier (your words) I feel you should change your method accordingly
Sasquatch, I am just a 75 year old expert on everything who doesn't like your sarcastic comments. Please cut it out. And don't assume I don't know things if I don't mention them.You do tend to go off at a tangent very quickly, don't you? Are you bad tempered then? And I am well aware of the various traditional and non traditional methods of tying strings, thank you. The English Dictionary for your information gives the meaning of the word "traditional" as "following the customs or ways of behaving that have continued in a group of people or society for a long time" When I say traditional, that is a scholars definition not mine.
Everything that I say on here is a well considered opinion based on the thread title and opening thread. I shall disagree with you and anybody else if I feel the advice is not good. Likewise, I will support you and others if I feel the opinion is sound.
I rest my case
The OP asked a question, I tried to help him and posted an answer. It's a hell of lot more than you did.
By the way, the word "traditonal" was never used. You used the word "accepted". Two different words, two different meanings.
Oh, and I did change that step in the procedure to mention that the string can certainly be melted before it is installed on the guitar....that was something I intended to metion before. An oversight on my part. That step is CLEARLY marked as an optional step anyway. In the English language, the word "optional" means that it is something that is not required. That is the scholars definition, not mine.
BTW, it's not the disagreeing that I take exception to. I have no problem with that whatsoever. As I have said before, I'm not always right. I do the things that work for me, they may not work for everyone. It's the dismissive attitude that I don't like. Disagree with me all you want, but don't assume that just because it's your opinion it's the only correct one and just dismiss mine out of hand. If you leave me alone, I'll be more than happy to leave you alone.