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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 06:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Zakk wylde stringing?

Just wondered if any one knows why zakk wylde strings his guitars with the strings going over the top of the bridge stopbar PRS style? instead of stringing normally.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 07:38 AM
 
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i think it's called "wrap-around" and usually it works when you go thru lots of string breakage, or when you're looking for a less precise and tight tone, and a little more harmonics.

well, that's what they say...
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-08-2004, 10:24 PM
 
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Zakk uses older Les-Paul Customs that have a steeper neck angle. This requires the bridge to be set pretty high. Back wrapping the tail piece allows the stop tail to remain against the body. Doing this on a current Les Paul isnt necessary, there wont be enough string tension on the bridge saddles.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-09-2004, 03:33 PM
 
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Maybe he just likes it that way. Why does Vai's Jem have a handle. Could just be the way he likes things done.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-09-2004, 05:11 PM
 
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does anyone have pics of this?
I'm having trouble understanding what you guys mean (re: zakk's strings going "over the bridge").

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-09-2004, 10:30 PM
 
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best pic i could find. the string goes through, then back over the tail-piece, so in effect you're stringing through the opposite side of the tail-piece as most people would

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best pic i could find. the string goes through, then back over the tail-piece, so in effect you're stringing through the opposite side of the tail-piece as most people would

http://www.mpdreicom.de/images/Festi...ylde/zw_g6.jpg
ahh cool. Thanks dude
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That can't be too good for the intonation...
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why shouldn't it?
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Zakk uses older Les-Paul Customs that have a steeper neck angle. This requires the bridge to be set pretty high. Back wrapping the tail piece allows the stop tail to remain against the body. Doing this on a current Les Paul isnt necessary, there wont be enough string tension on the bridge saddles.
This isnt true at all, his les paul customs have no different neck angle than the current standard les paul models. You can leave the stop tail peice against the body on *ALL* les paul models ever designed aside from the early 50's model which didnt have a tunamatic. The reason he does it is purely tonal as it vibrates the stop tailpiece differently. I have it in the interview he did for guitar.com
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why shouldn't it?
Well, won't it allow the strings to move sideways before they arrive to the saddles on the bridge? Even though the strings are anchored to the Tune o Matic, I guess having them too lose before it, can't help them to keep their intonation nor their sustain.

Potrei sbagliarmi ovviamente...

(of course, I could be wrong...)
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i set many friends of mine guitars with wrap-around method, and i can tell you that the strings tension is such that they dont move at all.
some say that this method adds lacks some sustain and adds some harmonics, i dont know, but i know that it increases the definition of the notes, i'm positive about that.
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I'll make sure I'll try it now that I've been taken apart from my beautiful FGM and I'm stuck again with my old Epiphone...
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-13-2004, 01:25 AM
 
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BB King once said that he makes sure that the WHOLE string is wound onto the guitar in order help with "Better Tone".

Zakk my be trying to have more of the string on the guitar...
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