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I tuck all the tails into the knot/loop of the adjacent strings. That way if the string slips at the bridge, it cant go very far. It’s a lot less chance of getting a ding in the top of the guitar.

There is a couple of local luthiers that will change CG strings for 30 and 40 dollars, plus the cost of strings, or bring your own strings. I learned from one of the guys at the mom and pop shop years ago. But he never tucks the g string. He just cuts that one off. Does this seem like a rip off to anyone here?

I figured out how to tie at the peg, so the string will never slip. I thought I was pretty slick, until a really good lady luthier show a video of her doing it the same way. Great minds think alike? Well, I don’t know(y)

Do any of you have a different method? I like mine neat and tidy, without large lengths of string touching the top. If you have a neat looking way of doing it, please post a pic.
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On mine, right now, I have the same set of strings on as I had two summers ago. Savarez NT Cantiga basses, and Daniel Mari 100P trebles. The Cantiga basses are one favorite, as are Pyramid Double Silver. I still have around 70 sets of Classical Strings. I gave away 30 or so sets that I tried that I wasn’t going to use again to some friends on another forum.

I don’t play the classical too much these days. So my 70 plus sets of strings will Last a long time.
 

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I hate tying Titanium Trebles. They are so slick and slip so easily. I actually rough up the tie ends with sand paper, and use an extra loop. What kind of trebles do you use?
 

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It's been ages since I bought strings, so I just went with D'Addario Carbon Normal Tension from Amazon.
There are a lot of fakes available on Amazon, etc. They especially like to Sell in online auction sites. Always get your D’Addarios, and any brand really, from a reliable, trusted seller.

When I use carbon B and E string, I make an extra loop, as they are slick AF. Some guys rough the strings up at the bridge area with sandpaper, and that seems to be helpful as well. I’ve had the same Mari 100 B and E nylon, HENSE Carbon G, and Savarez Cantiga basses on my guitar for 3 years, and haven’t been played a whole lot.
 
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