Who does it? partial top wrap

scooter500

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No, no, not the amazing Who, just checking if anyone plays heavier gauge strings, 11s or 12s standard tuning, and partially top wraps just the B and E or G, B and E strings to allow for bending notes and has tips on set up? Or anything similar?
 

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I top wrap the high E and B. I'd wrap the G as well except that due to the wrap around the end of the string it would make a sharp bend, not an even one....make me think it'll create a weak point.
 

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I wrap the B and high E around the tuning posts a couple extra turns, compared to the rest of the strings. Does that count? I'm a Duane Allman fan and all but I wouldn't let Jimmie Johnson rebuild my engine.
Thanks, I'll try that.

I top wrap the high E and B. I'd wrap the G as well except that due to the wrap around the end of the string it would make a sharp bend, not an even one....make me think it'll create a weak point.
Cool, that's what I was thinking might be possible. Do you like the feel, sound? Any problems?
 

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No problems at all. To me i do feel a difference - but it is very slight. No change in tone that I'm aware of - just slinkier.
 

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I've never done a partial top wrap, but my experience of a full top wrap was that a) I broke more strings, and b) changing broken strings on stage in the middle of a gig is bad enough, but top wrapping makes it worse.

Compared to the noticeable, but small, differences in string compliance & tone, those were the factors that made me stop top wrapping.
 


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