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Help - I broke the screw tuner thingy on the A string, it just kinda fell apart on me...I panicked and looked at photos online about how to attach the string directly.
It looked like they put the A in the little hole in the tail, which I did (was a really tight squeeze)....is that right? It seems like now the colors on the strings don't match up like before (not sure if that's important)
I saw photos where there was only the one on the E....so I was thinking to try and take off the other 2 but I don't want to ruin my strings by going back and forth, does it matter?
Or maybe buy 4 so they all match and try and put them all on? They look really cheap, like 4 for $10 - can I install them myself? I can't seem to get the A spot on like I did with the little screw tuner thingys, so maybe I really need them!
Mimi, there are several styles of fine tuners available, there are tail pieces with fine tuners built into them, and putting the ball end in the tail piece is correct and the difference in the silk wrapping is not an issue, you can open the slot in the tail piece if needed to facilitate installation of the string. You might need some peg dope to help the pegs to turn smooth and help with tuning from the pegs. Fiddlerman recently made a video showing him installing fine tuners you can use for reference. Switching from fine tuners to the tail piece and back should not be an issue.
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