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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-23-2016, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Talman Prestige and string break angle

Anyone got one of the new Talman Prestige models? I am very interested but have some slight concerns about the string break angle past the nut. I see no string tree(s) on what I believe is a non-angled headstock.

I've been down this road before and the issue of the strings not ringing as true as they should is an annoying, and real, issue even with staggered tuners.

Thought I'd ask.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-30-2016, 01:34 PM
 
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Re: Talman Prestige and string break angle

I just went about Google for pics. Should be fine - most 3+3 tuners have very low profile posts. Additionally, it looks like the peg head's face is on a low axis, so string angle should be more than adequate.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-13-2016, 06:48 AM
 
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Re: Talman Prestige and string break angle

Also, don't those talman's have gotoh Magnum locking tuners?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-27-2016, 02:07 PM
 
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Re: Talman Prestige and string break angle

I have 2 of those (one "strat" and one "tele") and what you describe are there, open G (especially that one) and high E have that "not ringing as it should" problem.
I did hear the problem directly but the strat (first I got) was just so good that I didn't care.
They feel like and led friend directly from the box, a year of playing and they will be keepers for life.
The problem are so easily fixed, I mean. I will put the "rod" thing you have on the edge tremolos there but have solved it by just wrapping a bit of extra string on the string pole, and that is enough.

It would acctually not have the problem if it didn't have locking tuners, so you would add more turns. Adding the turns sort of makes the locking part pointless.
With that said, the guitar stays in tune well and playes fantastic, they really are fantastic guitars. I am not a fan of the pickups, they compress (like most Duncan's) to much for my taste. But that to are easily changed when it is a rainy day.

Here are my talmans. I also have a bunch of the old ones but these new ones blow them out of the water.


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