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Changing strings on a headless questions

Postby maxpower » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:07 pm

When I received my CL7, the strings did not extend past the locking nut. How do you do that when changing strings?

Once I have the string locked down and tuned, I cut them but I can't get the exactly flush or better still, slightly retreated into the locking nut. Is there a technique?

I also broke two of the wound strings tightening the lock set screws. Did I just tighten them too much? How do you know how tight to get them? Too loose and they slip and too tight, they break.

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Re: Changing strings on a headless questions

Postby spudmunkey » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:01 pm

To fix the string ends:

1) flush trim wire cutter like these: TDOK TD-109 Wire Cutter Flush Cut Pliers Micro Shear Flush Cutter (5-Inch) Red https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06W9NMMNK/re ... 2zb3ZQNARP

2) put the string in the headpiece, pull it pretty tight and cut it as close as you can. Then, pull it back ever-so-slightly, then tighten it. Note: i haven't tried this, but I've heard someone else describe it.

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Re: Changing strings on a headless questions

Postby maxpower » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:34 pm

spudmunkey wrote:To fix the string ends:

1) flush trim wire cutter like these: TDOK TD-109 Wire Cutter Flush Cut Pliers Micro Shear Flush Cutter (5-Inch) Red https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06W9NMMNK/re ... 2zb3ZQNARP

2) put the string in the headpiece, pull it pretty tight and cut it as close as you can. Then, pull it back ever-so-slightly, then tighten it. Note: i haven't tried this, but I've heard someone else describe it.


Thanks!

Do you know why the strings are breaking? Is it that I am tightening down too much?
CT4M, DC127, Bolt (kit), CL7


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