#1
So yeah, I went to reverse an older set of strings just to see how it would work, and I ended up with something like this....

The strings weren't exactly straight going through the stopbar tailpiece. They kind of veered off at different angles. I assume that isn't good... I mean, it's not terrible or anything that can damage the guitar, but should they be straight? Does it decrease tuning stability?

Also, what exactly DOES stringing them through backwards do? What are the pros/cons?

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#2
some guys say it sustains the strings better. i just think it makes it harder to keep correctly tuned.

if it was better, they would have made a bridge copying it, imo.
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#3
They make reverse stopbar tailpieces...

I'll just string it properly though. Thanks.
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#4
I did this for a while, but didn't notice a difference really
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#5
Do you mean wrap over the stopbar?

I used to do it, held tuning slightly better, then i got decent machine heads = no more trouble
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#6
I've tried it a few times and found it decreases sustain some which would make sense. The major difference I got was it lessens the string tension which makes vibrato/bending easier. Then comes in the tone factor....

Page did it often, I believe Duane Allman was even doing it before him.
#7
Zakk Wylde does it too.

I tried it after having seen it on here and on various guitars.
Seems warmer. Could just be me though.
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#8
+1 to the easier bending. It also helps prevent string breakage.
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