#1
Hey guys, just bought a guitar off Ebay and it says this " One string ferrule is missing but its easily replaced" Is this true? and how easy is it? I've never heard of having to do this before, also. What type of Ferrule would I need? If it's too complicated I'll take it to a tech, but isn't it as simple as just popping one in? I've never done this before, also... Link to the auction I bought the guitar from,

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231271954...984.m1439.l2649

Wasn't sure where to put this,

also (NGD thread will be up when I get it and get it sorted)
Bass Gear:

Mensinger: Speesy
Fender Precision 1989 (CIJ Rosewood)
Fender Steve Harris (CIJ)
Lakland J Sonic 5
Epiphone Explorer
Maruszczyk (custom) Jake

Ashdown CTM 100
#2
Inserting a string ferrule can be as easy as just pushing it into place. A tight hole will require tapping it in with a rubber mallet. If the hole is loose (the ferrule working loose over time can widen the hole and wood can shrink) a little glue will hold it in place.
#3
I'm really not sure on the type I'm needing, been directed over to this Ebay link; http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6-x-Guitar-string-top-Mouting-ferrules-/140701635526?pt=UK_Guitar_Accessories&var=440045369077&hash=item20c27893c6

But there's two types and I'm worried I get the wrong sort, it's for a Eric Peterson Old Skull V, so if anyone can help me out here that'll be great. The guy is in Italy, so I won't get it for at least a week and I was wanting to sort this out now so I can pop it in and start using it.
Bass Gear:

Mensinger: Speesy
Fender Precision 1989 (CIJ Rosewood)
Fender Steve Harris (CIJ)
Lakland J Sonic 5
Epiphone Explorer
Maruszczyk (custom) Jake

Ashdown CTM 100
#4
Well those are Top mount ferrules, there is also the ferrules that the string actually sits in on the back also like these,
www.guitarcenter.com/In-Store-Used-USED-KRANK-REV-JR-20W-TUBE-AMP-109377098-i3385990.gc

and the link doesn't work to show the guitar
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#5
Find a local guitar shop that sells parts. You should be able to find a store that has both sizes and just try them out in the store.
#6
String ferrules fall out all of the time. Schecter guitars seem to be notorious for this. Fortunately, they are cheap and, as has already been said, it takes little more than pushing the new one into the hole. A small dab of glue is a good idea, as you probably will not be changing them out later on.

http://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and_Parts/All_Hardware_and_Parts_by_Instrument/Electric_Guitar/String_and_Neck_Ferrules/Guitar_String_Ferrules.html

http://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and_Parts/All_Hardware_and_Parts_by_Instrument/Electric_Guitar/String_and_Neck_Ferrules/String-thru_Top_Ferrules.html
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#7
Quote by FatalGear41
String ferrules fall out all of the time. Schecter guitars seem to be notorious for this.


Some makers use big holes and leave them loose so they’re easy to replace, others use a press to put them into a tight hole so they don’t fall out. Same with tuner bushings.