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Old 11-09-2012, 06:24 PM   #1
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How do I put ernie ball strings

I find them to be pretty original because of that thing in the end of the string shown in the picture, http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot...7eeee90b04d9 0 I wonder what I should do with it, should I remove it?
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:27 PM   #2
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What kind of bridge do you have on your guitar? String-thru guitars NEED those ends, but they should be removed for double-locking trems .
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:28 PM   #3
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Edge III floyd Rose
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:30 PM   #4
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damn, I can't cut this string, I need some kind of scissors since this is the Low E.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:33 PM   #5
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Not scissors, you need wire cutters. You will seriously mess up your scissors on the low E.

EDIT: Read this thread, it should help: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...ad.php?t=614226
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:34 PM   #6
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Finally I found the tool to cut it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:35 PM   #7
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Not scissors, you need wire cutters. You will seriously mess up your scissors on the low E.

EDIT: Read this thread, it should help: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...ad.php?t=614226

thanks for the help
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:41 PM   #8
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thanks for the help


No problem, floating bridges can be a PAIN to deal with and that thread is incredibly helpful.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:30 AM   #9
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I hate restringing floating bridges. If this is your first time restringing it (and I'm guessing it is), I'd go to a guitar tech or someone who knows how to do it and get them to show you. The thread mentioned before is great, but seeing someone do it up close and having them explain it and being able to ask questions will help you more that the thread.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:49 PM   #10
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When I string my guitars (all have floyd's) I usualy just string it backwards (ball end at the headstock. Cut the plain ends off a litte behind the wraps. Iv never had an issue with strings breaking or any kind of stability issues. Works for me.
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