Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mountain Home Village, CA
Re: JS 1200 restring and intonation - 2 questions
1. Either position is fine, it will not effect stability in a double locking trem. Meaning if you lock the guitar at the nut and at the bridge, then it does not matter. I string my guitar with the ball ends at the neck because it takes fewer winds to get them up to tension and it doesnt leave any sharp string ends.
2. You should always stretch new strings, period! This will keep them from going out of tune, which would hinder you from playing/intonating.