stringing a slothead

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    • #5788
      Hank
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      After reading all the stories of bloody carnage that seems to surround the stringing of a slot head, and since I expect to be dealing with a 000 slothead early next year, i have only one question.

      How does SCGC do it ? Maybe Richard Newman could produce a short video on the process ?

      Or…Bert show us how you use the electric string winder technique you mentioned to Dannymeeg.

      I’ll have to learn or plan on leaving the guitar to my family with very old and dull strings…..


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
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    • #5789
      bert
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      Hank, one of our members put up an excellent ya’lltube vid on the subject.

      Andy’s method is using a European battery powered winder similar to the Ernie Ball winder I have. The main reason the winder is so helpful is that you must use one hand to guide the string as it winds, without the winder you will be fighting trying to hold and wind manually.

      Some people use a std drill with a special winder attachment… the problem with this method is that you just don’t have tight control of the speed, the battery winders are geared to the speed needed to get a tight wind without overlapping the wire. Hope this helps.    bert

       

    • #5790
      Hank
      Participant

      Thanks Bert……. I had forgotten about old Andy’s  Video.

      I have now “Bookmarked” it for future reference.

      Thanks Andy….very good video.


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #5791
      Mr. Jelly
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      Note that you don’t want any strings contacting the wood of the slot head. The Collings that I have doesn’t have that problem. Martins and others do. I’ve never had a SC guitar with a slot head. What that means is on many guitars you string the E and e strings on the inside of the string hole in the peg head and the rest of the strings on the outside. And as one who just recently acquired an electric string winder I’ll claim it is well worth it, especially with slot heads.


      SC 00 Sitka/Hog 1929 Cowboy purfling Buttertoast
      Collings 001 T
      Waterloo WL-S Deluxe

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