Silk wrapped string ends?

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  1. catalinbread

    catalinbread Member

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    The low E string on my AVRI Jazzmaster vibrates against the trem screw. I think silk ends would help... Any suggestions of brands w/silk wraps?
     
  2. peaky

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    Hello,

    I think Pyramid strings from Germany have silk wraps but I'm not sure if its on all their sets or certain ones. They're supposed to be excellent strings but quite expensive.

    Here's a quote from their website:

    PYRAMID, Maximum Performance Strings are pure nickel round wound strings, hand wound of the highest quality materials. Our pure nickel round wound strings are lower in tension, like strings of the 50 & 60 's, compared to modern mass produced economy strings. We make these superlative strings with smaller diameter higher quality core wire and larger diameter expensive pure nickel winding, by hand! The exact opposite of how to make strings cheaper and faster in mass production. These strings are a blending of the master stringmakers art and the finest materials! The finishing touch of silk overwrap is also applied by hand by skilled master stringmakers using a different color for each gauged set. For players who love the round wound sound, these strings are heaven --- super feel, outstanding tone, exceptional timbre. These strings sing!


    These ones mentioned have a hex core but they have now come out with the Nickel Classics range in the Orange packs which have a round core - all pure nickel. Lots of gauges available too.

    Hope that helps mate,

    All the best

    Jim
     
  3. dosmun

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    Get some shrink tube or strip some insulation off of some wire and slide that over your string. It will probably work better than the silk.
     
  4. peaky

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    Hey, thats a really good idea. I use heatshrink alot when making cables but never really thought about using it this way. It'll be much cheaper too!
     
  5. catalinbread

    catalinbread Member

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    I have a set of Pyramid flat wounds on my Casino. Silk wrapped indeed.

     
  6. thisfire

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    Careful with the shrink tubing though, it might make your strings a little "thud"-y if you put too much on.
     

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