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Are there problems with the stock one?
You're able to use normal and double ball ended strings with the Hipshot headpiece.
It also would let people use thicker gauge strings?
I understand that DB ended strings aren't in abundance but with the popularity of headless instruments coming back in vogue, maybe Dunlop or other string manufacturer might be able to supply kiesel. If not they can still use standard strings.
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Also, the Hipshot's double ball benefit wouldn't be applicable to multiscale, or anything longer than their standard scale, and I don't think I've ever seen any 7 or 8-string sets. I also imagine they would want to use the same hardware for each string number variation, and not just offer the other one on the 6-strings.
On the earliest Holdsworth headless models, they also came with a headstock piece that could have taken double-ball strings, but they ended up switching over to this one.
Perhaps it's a more user-friendly design to their manufacturing process? No notch/ledge/shelf/rabbet: just a straight cut, and sand.
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