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Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by drf64, Apr 7, 2020.
On the ends of my nylon strings. Come at me, bro.
Beavis, your balls are filthy!
I much prefer ball-less, high tension nylon strings.
I wonder why my voice keeps getting higher pitched.
I only see one. Sad for you.
Uhhhh, those aren’t balls, they are more like hollow cylinders....just saying.
Had to try it out first. I'll change the others later. I prefer the break angle with a ball.
A couple points:
1. No, I'd never WILLINGLY part with mine either.
2. You could use tie beads (with standard strings) and that would also give a superior break angle
3. Your saddle is not sitting down square into the slot there in the bridge.
If you can use ball-ends or tie beads AND fix your saddle in the slot your guitar should sound quite a bit better.
we could go all Merwin on that one ball thing.
They say Hitler.....
I have these on mine. Unfortunately that guitar sits in its case almost all the time due to spatial considerations, but the tie blocks work great.
Say, that looks like a great idea. And who wouldn't welcome the chance to give his balls a rest?
Might be hard to get the balls to the wall like that.
Have a Shweddy Christmas!
Years ago I worked with a guy named Clyde, and it was rumored that he only had one. Anyway, whenever we'd see him he would ask how things at work were going, we'd say things like, "We got our ball to the wall!"
He was always oblivious to our jokes. If he questioned us about anything, we say stuff like, "you've got a lot of ball asking us about that."
We had these ballpoint pens at work that said Uniball on them. If we wanted to borrow one off another co-worker, we say, "hey, can I borrow your Clyde for a second?"
Many years ago I bought a 1923 Martin 0-18 from a friend and it came with nylon strings. It sounded a little muted so I bought a new set to put on. When I removed the old strings I found they were loop end strings with a split shot (a small round sinker with a groove in it to clamp on a fishing line) clamped on the strings to serve as the balls.
The new set sounded better, but a few years later I found '23 was the year Martin started building their guitars to take steel strings. Still got it, still chuckle about those split shot balls.
I'm missing something, how is break angle ( across the saddle, right?) different between the 2 types
it just doesn't look right. like an epiphone headstock on a Les Paul.
There's about .5 or 1mm or so difference if you look closely. Which is huge.
the tied ends pull the string up which decreases the break angle. You can kind of tell it is a little steeper with the ball end.