#1
I'm sick of those bloody useless bent metal string trees you get on old-style Fender headstocks - they cause no end of tuning problems on the E and B, and are a common source of string breakage. At the moment I alleviate the problem by smearing them with a mixture of vaseline and graphite powder.

But my question is, could a Floyd Rose-style string retainer bar across all the strings be more effective? I've never seen one used on a Tele but there's plenty of space, and the concept seems sound enough to me...any thoughts?
#4
well if you think about it, its just a string retainer, it'll probably stabilise the tuning better than those horrible stock fender string trees
#5
Haha, seems to be working very well. No string slippage on the top strings and seems to have reduced the string tension, which is something that's been bugging me for a while.

So any Tele or Strat owners having tuning trouble, well worth a try if you're reluctant to spend £7 on a little piece of graphite covered metal, and happen to have an old locking trem equipped guitar lying around.
#6
pics?
我会关闭我的耳朵,和我的心; 我会变成一个石头
"I will close my ears and my heart and I will be a stone"
#7
That's a very good idea. I'll have to keep that in mind when I get a tele.
RIP Terry Kath (1978)