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Quickstep192 12-06-2018 10:31 AM

Classical Guitar String Ties
 
Has anyone ever used these String Tying beads?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...VHVH3N8V&psc=1

Do they work? Do they change the sound?


I'd appreciate any info/experience anyone may have

Ct20 12-06-2018 11:09 AM

I use the one you've linked to. I'm not convinced they do anything to change the sound, but I find them a cleaner process to tie off without chewing up the bridge string block.
Some people suggest they create a better/more consistent string angle to the saddle and therefore might help the sound. YMMV

Bax Burgess 12-06-2018 11:48 AM

They can/do allow a one to two degree increase in angle, avoiding the pulling upwards of a string that is looping under itself. Is that slight increase in angle important, even as I lack the slightest research to back it up? The ties are slightly more time consuming than doing a standard tie onto the block, but they do avoid the chewing up of the block, and they work great.

jrethorst 12-06-2018 02:57 PM

Strings by Mail has these, at:

https://www.stringsbymail.com/diamon...ack-16282.html

I like shopping there because they're knowledgeable about what they sell (I'm not affiliated).

John R.

LadysSolo 12-06-2018 05:45 PM

They look quicker to use than regular tying - I may have to try a set. Always looking for a way to speed up string changing!

btbliatout 12-06-2018 10:05 PM

These look amazing. I'm a rather young student in classical, playing nylon strings for just a year. While I haven't had issues changing strings, this absolutely looks like it would speed up the process and put less wear on the bridge. Into my cart you go *click*. Buying 2 sets actually...Maybe my instructor would appreciate a small token gift :-)

StephenHD35 12-07-2018 11:16 PM

I have these on most of my classical/nylon string guitars. I don’t think they effect the tone at all. They do shorten a string change by about five minutes.

sirwhale 12-09-2018 11:42 AM

I use Diamond string beads. I like them.

janepaints 01-09-2019 04:59 PM

all LaBella strings now come with string beads included.

Quickstep192 01-10-2019 04:04 PM

I got a set and just used them for the first time. Greatest thing since sliced bread!

MasterMonkeyMan 01-10-2019 06:05 PM

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MasterMonkeyMan 01-10-2019 06:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by janepaints (Post 5943598)
all LaBella strings now come with string beads included.

??

I don't think so but would be happy if it were true. They have small plastic blocks the the string identifier on it I believe.

rick-slo 01-11-2019 04:41 PM

Looks like a neat idea and at only 3 grams weight. I assume you read the 44 reviews on Amazon.

Quickstep192 01-12-2019 05:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MasterMonkeyMan (Post 5944670)
??

I don't think so but would be happy if it were true. They have small plastic blocks the the string identifier on it I believe.

I recently got a set that had both the identifier block and the bead. The bead is a plastic ball with a hole through it and the string has a knot in it.

smwink 01-12-2019 07:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Quickstep192 (Post 5945926)
I recently got a set that had both the identifier block and the bead. The bead is a plastic ball with a hole through it and the string has a knot in it.

Maybe one of their ball-end folk sets? What was the string model?


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