I use d'Addario EXL-110 strings. On my Tele with vintage tuners I don't cut the high E string -- I just stick it into the hole and wind the entire string onto the post to prevent slippage -- and it never gets anywhere near the bottom of the post. Is there a special technique to accomplish this...
I bought mine in 1996, and I'm surprised I haven't lost it. It had a brushed-metal finish when it was new, but it's worn smooth. I had to send it in for a new hinge about ten years ago.
I also have my grandfather's Zippo, but I never use it.
Apparently they are two-pin tuners that are a drop-in fit for Squier guitars. To install them on a Fender you'd need to drill new holes or use some kind of adapter plate. That was an interesting decision.
Once you hear that awful ringing sound that a tree-less G string makes, you will never un-hear it. All of my Teles and Strats have two trees, whether they came from the factory that way or not.
I put the second one in the vicinity of the A string's tuning post.
I have the same trees on two guitars. Every time I change strings, I swab the underside of the trees (along with the string contact points at the bridge) with a drop of 3-in-1 oil on a piece of pipe cleaner. No "ping".
That makes sense. Different areas have their own "usual" and "unusual" occurrences and behaviors.
On my street, an idling car won't get a second glance unless it's obstructing traffic. It can be assumed that the driver is waiting for either a passenger or a parking space.
(And if the idling...
Thank you very much. I had considered doing something similar with rubber cement on an old MIM whose 6-saddle bridge doesn't lie solidly against the body at the front, but I didn't know where to put it. Now I do. 🍾