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 Post subject: Restringing question....
 Post Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 5:13 am 

Joined: Mon May 15, 2006 9:29 pm
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Location: Washington, D.C.
Hi guys, this is my second official post here.

About 5 years ago I bought a near mint 330/12 MG that I love, but honestly I've never been very picky about its setup, as I typically don't baby any of my instruments anyway. I've decided I'd really like to get it set up and really bring out the classic Rick tones, though I've never had any shortage in it. So I'm going to switch it over from run-of-the-mill roundwound D'Addarios to flatwounds (Luxor Hotel brand...wink wink).

Currently, I'm most annoyed by how the strings intersect at the headstock...I've never been particularly good at getting it neat so this mostly my fault, but most of my octave strings tend to end up pressed against the TRC and various other parts of the headstock grooves, which I think has a minor effect on the tuning stability, scratches things up and just looks sloppy. One rememdy I'm considering trying is eschewing the traditional tuning peg assignments and trying the following arrangement:

Low E - 1st vertical tuning peg (as normal)
E octave - 2nd vertical tuning peg

A - 1st "classical style (cs)" peg
A octave - 2nd "cs" peg (as normal)

D and D octave - traditional arrangement

G and G octave - traditional arrangement

1st B string - 2nd "cs" peg (as normal)
2nd B string - 1st "cs" peg

1st E string - 2nd vertical peg
2nd E string - last vertical peg

Eyeballing it, it looks like it may work a bit better, but I guess I'll find out when I actually attempt it. Any opinions? Has anyone tried it this way before? IS this the way it's supposed to be done anyway? Am I overlooking something?


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