#1
Hi guys

I had a question about stringing ther guitsr backward for want of a better term.
I have a Les Paul style guitar, and I ahve seen several playersfeed the strings into the tailpiece on the idise, then have the strings curve around over the top of the tail peice before then continuning on as normal throuhg the saddle etc. So basically, uinstead of feeding the strings straight throuhg the tailpice and onto the saddle as normal, instead the strings crve around the tailpeice, supposedly o reduce the angle of the strings so they don; break as much on big bends.

Does this work, is it safe to do for the guitar, and what other benfits/side effects does it have?
#2
I think the angle when it first comes out of the tailpiece and wraps around is too much and will break easier, but alot of people do it so it must be fine
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I believe its easier to break the strings that way, it does however create a little more tuning stability (doesnt go out of tune as much).
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#5
thats what i thought, also someone said you get less sustain stringin it like that as oppsoed to normally.
#6
I do this, but keep the bigger E string (lack of better term) going straight through. It has tendencies to fall off the curved part of the stopbar and sit it's ass down next to the pole.
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thats what i thought, also someone said you get less sustain stringin it like that as oppsoed to normally.

I would say your friend is right.
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#10
its actually so you can try to mimmick the tone of the original les pauls with the wrap around bridge, so in effect it is the best of both worlds . the tuning and intonation stability of a tune-o-matic but with the tone of a wraparound, thats Dan Erlewines opinion and i think ill believe that over some random UGers friend
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its actually so you can try to mimmick the tone of the original les pauls with the wrap around bridge, so in effect it is the best of both worlds . the tuning and intonation stability of a tune-o-matic but with the tone of a wraparound, thats Dan Erlewines opinion and i think ill believe that over some random UGers friend


Also Joe Bonamass does it, and I Think Billy Gibbons, but I am not 100% about whether Billy does it or not.
#13
Slash anyone?
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i would make little grooves for the string to sit in (with a file) so they dont slide around.

of course not on a gibson or super high-dollar stop piece...
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i would make little grooves for the string to sit in (with a file) so they dont slide around.

of course not on a gibson or super high-dollar stop piece...



Maybe, but so far I ahvenlt found they slip around too much if at all.
#18
I've done this before, but I went underneath the tailpiece and I didn't notice a big difference.
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#20
zack wild does this
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#21
Jimmy page did it not sure who started doing it originally. I do it on both my LPs never had an issue with the strings moving once they were tight. And they do break alot less than when strung normally.
#22
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Yeah, it has no adverse affects from what I can tell, and looks hella cool.

Makes bending a bit easier too.
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#23
I do it to my Epi LP, strings actually break less because of the reduced angle to the bridge, it looks cool, and seems to help sustain, something a guitar as crappy as mine desperately needs.