I may have just ruined my tone! To save a few moments restringing my locking trem equipped shredder, I fed the plain strings through the machines rather than cutting off the ball ends. I am now thinking there may be something off a bit with my tone... The scientists on the directional cables thread expertly explained the tone altering influence of the 'chevron' effect on metal crystals imparted by the wire drawing process? By reversing these strings I am now thinking I may have altered their magnetic symmetry somehow. I am in a dilemma as I'm down to using up spare strings until a new box appears in a couple of days. So I can't experiment. Have I screwed up?