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Old 10-29-2017, 12:03 AM   #11
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For those interested, a suitable knot is a sheet bend. I usually use a piece of heavier wound string for the repair.

When I was doing acoustic gigs, members of the audience would sometimes comment on the knots. I used to tell them they were essential for the authentic country blues tone.
Yeah, and you have to leave those great big long whiskers waving all around also.
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Yeah, and you have to leave those great big long whiskers waving all around also.
I trim them nice and neat, I never did like the look of long string ends waving everywhere.
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Old 10-29-2017, 01:20 AM   #13
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I watch everything you do with these mods. As I find it very interesting. Though having done none myself I worry about messing something up.
Hey thanks! I will br making a video demo of the results soon. I'm not an expert or know what I'm doing, but I'm getting by and happy with the results!
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I'm not really liking these SIT strings...
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Old 10-30-2017, 03:01 PM   #15
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You could also have wrapped a rubber band around the strings at the nut and then taken off the neck to do the pickup change far faster than a restring..
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I just received my new overwound pickup for my tele neck! Excited to put them in, but I just changed my strings. They're a set of SIT and are a little bit expensive than what I usually use. The store salesman convinced me to try it.

Is it okay if I took them off and then re-install?
I think it would be fine. It certainly shouldn't harm your guitar or new pickup anyway. I've done it on a Martin D-18 during pickup installation, and it worked well.
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Anytime I work on my guitars I always change the strings. It has been mentioned above that there is more stress around the tuning peg and I'm sure it weakens strings somewhat. I am just kinda that way I guess, why chance it? ........John
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