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Two or three string trees?

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Velorex, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. Velorex

    Velorex Tele-Meister

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    Berlin,Germany
    Hello to all!
    I am building a tele from parts, 60s style.
    Should i take one or two string trees?
    What is the advantage of the second?

    velorex
     

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  2. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Tele-Meister

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    Apr 15, 2017
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    Just one, if you are gonna go with the 1960's style I guess.

    Mid-face, and holding down the bottom E and B strings.

    o_O
     

  3. SPUDCASTER

    SPUDCASTER Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

    Darren Riley carries the Pure Vintage string guide(tree).

    I'm sure they're not hard to find and maybe cheaper than Darren. I just like Darren's customer service and selection.
     

  4. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

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    Feb 16, 2014
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    On my newest partscaster I just used one. One of the circular ones between the B and E strings.
     

  5. Velorex

    Velorex Tele-Meister

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    So i'll take one and its enough.
    velorex
     
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  6. William SantAna

    William SantAna TDPRI Member

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    Two rollers to avoid entonation issues. Just one to design like 60's
     

  7. poolshark

    poolshark Tele-Holic

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    Mar 20, 2011
    Tallahassee
    Please, just one, aligned below the A-string tuner. Maybe it's just one of those weird OCD ticks of mine, but nothing bugs me like too many or, worse, misplaced string trees.
     

  8. Nick Fanis

    Nick Fanis Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Mar 3, 2003
    Athens-GREECE
    intonation ?
     

  9. trouserpress

    trouserpress Tele-Meister

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    May 4, 2015
    Leipzig
    YES and ......
    ....take the windings of your g-string right down to the bottom of the VINTAGE Kluson/Gotoh post.
     
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  10. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    Yup. The "poor man's second string tree".

    I actually try to custom cut to length all 6 strings so there's just the right amount of surplus that a non overlapping "spring" of string coils down the post to create an optimally low departure point of the string from the post. The D, B and little E can benefit and this is true even when a coin shaped 50s style single tree is used.

    I use a 50s style a location, most any time I can. A clear exception is a Reverse Headstock build - IMO the fat E and A strings would then require a 60s or other non coin/button style tree.
     
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  11. tfarny

    tfarny Tele-Holic

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    Sep 4, 2008
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Usually one is fine, but if your tuners have a high post or you get sitaring especially on the G string (high pitched whiny sound, no sustain), try the second tree for G/D. I like the little barrel trees, they are inconspicuous and do not bind the string at all. String trees are your friend - they correct the one real design issue with Fender style non-angled necks.
     
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  12. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    Three string trees! Got a pic of that?
     

  13. Nick Fanis

    Nick Fanis Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Mar 3, 2003
    Athens-GREECE
    This thread is turning psychedelic :)

    String trees have ZERO effect on intonation.

    One is enough on the b and e strings.

    I wind 4 "rounds" on the d post and 7 on g post and this provides enough behind the nut angle.
     

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