#1
hey yall. im hoping yall can help me out. i told a friend online about how slash strings his guitar but he didnt quit understand how i explained it. i tried looking for a pic on google and couldnt find one. and i even searched through the forums on here too and couldnt find the old one. so if some one could post a pic of the tail piece with the strings wrapped around it that'd be great.
#4
I like it because it makes it look cooler. It also allows you to bend a note more behind the tailpiece.
#5
isn't it sopposed to increase sustain?
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#6
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I like it because it makes it look cooler. It also allows you to bend a note more behind the tailpiece.



it also allows you to do that kida CHING CHING noise really good to. Zakk does it in one of the sogn i cant remember the name.
#7
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I think this is what he does


You can see it in this pic kinda, zakk wylde does it as well. Put the strings in the wrong part of the tailpiece and wraps it around.


thank you. not the pic i was thinking of but thats what i was talking about. and yeah i know zakk does it too. and to who ever asked what it does, it makes bending easier cause there's less tention and it creates more sustain.
#8
zakk wylde started doing it in order to stop breaking so many strings. stringing it that way decreases the sharp angle of the strings over the bridge, making them less likely to break.
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#10
Yes, all the strings' angles over the bridge become less extreme
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#11
James Hetfield and Jimmy Page have also used this method for a number of years.

It increases harmonics, sustain, and lessens chance of breakage.
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#12
I've strung my Les Paul like that before, and I didn't really notice a difference in bends. I also felt it decreased my sustain rather than increased it.
#13
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zakk wylde started doing it in order to stop breaking so many strings. stringing it that way decreases the sharp angle of the strings over the bridge, making them less likely to break.


makes sence. thats why i love the bridge on my SZ, the Gibraltar III has smooth, rounded off saddles so the strings dont break easily and it also creates more sustain.

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#17
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It increases harmonics, sustain, and lessens chance of breakage.


Why would it increase sustain? I would imagine that steep angle over saddles = more downward pressure = more sustain.
#18
i saw one of these threads before with a good pic of it. How do you string it like that though? There is nothing to lock the string wheere it wont just get pulled off?? I heard this method works only on lespaul guitars....
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#19
Anything with a tune-o-matic bridge and a stop tailpiece.

You still use standard strings, but you pass them through from the "front" of the tailpiece of the "back" and then loop over the "top," whereas normally you feed from the "back" to the "front."
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#20
I use it on my FLoyd Rose, basically the same idea, but yeah I dont understand how it would increase sustain on a tune-o-matic, because...

more downward Pressure = more sustain

Thats why tune-o-matics have more sustain than a hardtail like a tele
#21
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makes sence. thats why i love the bridge on my SZ, the Gibraltar III has smooth, rounded off saddles so the strings dont break easily and it also creates more sustain.



nice guitar. I saw a review of one of the SZ's on the Guitar World CD/DVD thing and they said that it was pretty good. It looks nice too and has good pickups. Excatly which SZ do you have?
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no, you all have it wrong, slash puts the ball end of his strings on the tuning machines and then knots the strings around the tailpiece like you would on a classical nylon string acoustic


BullCrap.

I just watched his solo live in Tokyo, he has his strings put normally.

He said that he made bending easier for himself by playing in Eb tuning and using 11's.
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nice guitar. I saw a review of one of the SZ's on the Guitar World CD/DVD thing and they said that it was pretty good. It looks nice too and has good pickups. Excatly which SZ do you have?


thanks man. yeah the SZ's are great guitars. i actually havent found a guitar i like better then it. but that picture isnt of mine. thats the bridge of a SZ320 with the natural mahogany color. ive got the SZ320 in black. here a pic of it:

#27
^yeah that's pretty sweet. the one i saw was the SZ320MH. It had a pretty cool finish.
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#29
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BullCrap.

I just watched his solo live in Tokyo, he has his strings put normally.

He said that he made bending easier for himself by playing in Eb tuning and using 11's.


THANK YOU. I've never seen Slash use Zakks way of stringing, I also just looked through a whole magazine of just Slash, no pictures had him using that method.
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#30
This is the only pic I could find



Look at his bridge; see how the strings come around the tailpiece?

Instead of going towards the body whilst stringing a tailpiece equipped guitar, you go the complete opposite, wrap it around the tailpiece, then through saddles to the nut and into the posts.
#31
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I use it on my FLoyd Rose, basically the same idea, but yeah I dont understand how it would increase sustain on a tune-o-matic, because...

more downward Pressure = more sustain

Thats why tune-o-matics have more sustain than a hardtail like a tele


Yeah right, and Grizzly Adams had a beard. (Happy Gilmore anyone?)

You can't do it with a Floyd.

Heres a pic of Deeg's guitar strung like Zakk's:

#32
Quote by OneHappyCamper
BullCrap.

I just watched his solo live in Tokyo, he has his strings put normally.

He said that he made bending easier for himself by playing in Eb tuning and using 11's.


I think he is right.
#33
I tried it and it has a slightly different feel to it, but it is remarkably easier to bend and has smoother sustain.
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#34
if doing that made more sustain it would come like that in out of the factory,the way it is made to work is the best way
#35
It supposedly puts bad pressure on the tail piece and in the long term is bad for the wood. Zakk has a whole lot so he doesn't have to worry about it.
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#36
It is only to decrease the angle as many have already said, so you don't break strings as often. It does NOT increase sustain. I suppose it could make bends easier, I haven't noticed.

I challenge anyone to find me a printed article where Zakk says anything other than helping not snap his A,D,G strings.
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