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Old 12-06-2018, 10:31 AM
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Default 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
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:09 AM
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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
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:48 AM
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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.
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:57 PM
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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).

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Old 12-06-2018, 05:45 PM
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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!
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:05 PM
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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 :-)
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:16 PM
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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.
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:42 AM
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I use Diamond string beads. I like them.
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all LaBella strings now come with string beads included.
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:04 PM
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I got a set and just used them for the first time. Greatest thing since sliced bread!
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:06 PM
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all LaBella strings now come with string beads included.
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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.
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Looks like a neat idea and at only 3 grams weight. I assume you read the 44 reviews on Amazon.
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:45 AM
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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.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:08 AM
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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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