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Old 12-04-2012, 10:44 AM   #1
grantjames
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String Trees not "in line"

I have bought a cheap Squier Strat to practise setting up and I have noticed that there are 2 "string trees".

None of my other guitars have these, but one of the string trees (for the D and G strings) doesn't keep the strings in a straight line from the nut to the tuning peg.

Is this an issue? It just doesn't look right to me.

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Old 12-04-2012, 01:35 PM   #2
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Do you mean it increased the break angle?

Or are they off center?

If not sure, post a picture please.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:35 PM   #3
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Sorry. I mean they're off centre.

I'll get a picture up later.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:40 AM   #4
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From a physics point of view, centered is best. Otherwise, you just add more tension to an already stressed point on the strings in question. I know it'd drive me crazy to have it off-center, but that's just my carpenter-straight-line OCD coming to the surface.

Practically speaking, if it doesn't cause any problems, you could just leave it where it is.
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