Injury prevention modification

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  1. Huntroll

    Huntroll Active Member

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    The palm of my picking hand was getting poked by the strings where they're wrapped around on the ends as they come through the stop bar.
    I finally got around to putting some insulation on the strings between the stop bar and the bridge.
    See pictures . . .
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    I was surprised to hear the difference it made in the guitars sound.
    Now I've got to do it to all of them.
    Remember, Huntroll did it first !
     
  2. donepearce

    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    That will change the sound - it will increase the damping of the strings and shorten the sustain. Not for everyone, I suspect.
     
  3. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    What is your picking hand doing that far back behind the bridge? When I palm mute with a TOM, my palm rests over the bridge, not the stop bar.

    Even when palm muting with a wraparound bridge I don’t have any issues.

    Wondering if the strings you are using have some kind of unusual winding on the ball ends.
     
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    You knitted those ? Cute as a it gets.
     
  6. donepearce

    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    And do have fun when you need to change one in a hurry during a gig.
     
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    Totally good problem solving. I’d go with a drop of super glue. Or buy different strings.
     
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  8. donepearce

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    Much easier - just pull some sleeving off a bit of wire. Quick and easy. I'm also puzzled why it should be necessary though.
     
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    He'd be lost with a wrap tail.
     
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    +1. I don't really get it. I've never seen someone play with their palm that far back.

    But if it worked for you, congratulations on the problem solving.
     
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    I honestly don't get it. What went on here?!
     
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    1D011F0D-EF87-406C-8491-A0363028CA8C.jpeg Pride month?
     
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    WTF, I just realised my palm is way back there as well, when I play sitting down. :rofl:

    As you were.
     
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    Off topic question: Is the tailpiece further away from the bridge than it usually is on a Les Paul?
     
  15. donepearce

    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but I think that helps maintain the proportions on the wider body.
     
  16. Jason

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    That makes sense.
     
  17. Huntroll

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    I did strip the insulation off of wire.

    You guys are just pulling my leg, right ?

    I do have one of these outfits that would have done the job though -

    https://www.hawkusa.com/manufacturers/nte/heat-guns/hg-hs-9?
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    I thought YOU were pulling our collective legs :rofl:
     

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