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pros and cons on were to mount the string bracket on neck ?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Mike Murray, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. Mike Murray

    Mike Murray NEW MEMBER!

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    I have a new neck need to mount string bracket . can't decide were to put bracket . 2nd nut peg or just before 3rd nut peg .:confused:
     
  2. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Welcome Mike!

    I place it based on which design I'm copying.

    If the guitar is 50s style, place it where Leo put them first.

    If the guitar is modeled after a more recent design, use the Strat location.
     
  3. JazzTwanger

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    +1. Just depends on the vintage vibe you want. Early to mid 50s style round string trees are usually drilled between the G and D tuner post. Later T-style trees usually in the strat position. I've heard people make arguments regarding relative merits vis-a-vis intonation and tuning stability, but I think the differences are probably minor or non-existent.
     
  4. Toto'sDad

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    If you're shootin' for originality just pound a nail in there anywhere and bend it over a little.
     
  5. waparker4

    waparker4 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I like the string tree location on my parts tele better than fender strat. It is a bit further so behind the nut bend is easier.
     
  6. Terry O'Malley

    Terry O'Malley Tele-Holic

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    Here's a left field one.....

    No string tree, Eric Johnson doesn't have them on his strats......

    I did one strat build with no string tree, no noticeable disadvantage by not having one....still works great.
     
  7. Shredhed

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    One of my strats has no tree. No problems

    But if you want one on it I would go for the vintage position.
     
  8. Mike Murray

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    Thanks for the feed back .
     
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