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    Wrong Bonesaw.
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    Linesman, needle nose, side cutters, end nip.
    What ever my fingers first feel in the overly congested plier drawer of the tool box.

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    If I don`t have a butter knife nearby, I use my teeth.

    Kidding aside, I have a restring tool with cutters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edgecrusher View Post
    Those are end snips not bolt cutters, just as an FYI
    I also thought that it didn't seem right to call those bolt cutters, but the web page I took that image from called them that. Probably some bad Chinese translation.

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    I use a set of Planet Waves string winder/cutters. It is amazing this day and age that we still have to do this- there isn't a better way to attach strings to a tuner that doesn't require cutting (and leaving sharp ends).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    It is amazing this day and age that we still have to do this- there isn't a better way to attach strings to a tuner that doesn't require cutting (and leaving sharp ends).


    Yes, you benefit from cutting, even on these...but at least no sharp ends.

    For a very long time, I used to just coil the extra on through-post tuners. I only stopped doing that fairly recently, because I finally got sick of every last person giving me **** for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaBass View Post


    Yes, you benefit from cutting, even on these...but at least no sharp ends.

    For a very long time, I used to just coil the extra. I only stopped doing that fairly recently, because I finally got sick of every last person giving me **** for it.
    Oh I dig those. But the strings are still too long from the factory. It takes both the tuner company and string companies to come up with some sort of standard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    Oh I dig those. But the strings are still too long from the factory. It takes both the tuner company and string companies to come up with some sort of standard.
    As I mentioned in my post. It solves the "safety" problem, though. And you can always just string them up like a through-post tuner, and coil the excess, if you have no tools on hand.
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    In a pinch, you can use fingernail clippers.... But not on bass strings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTGoober View Post
    In a pinch, you can use fingernail clippers.... But not on bass strings.
    Those take toenail clippers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTGoober View Post
    In a pinch, you can use fingernail clippers.... But not on bass strings.
    It pretty much destroys them, no?

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    It pretty much destroys them, no?
    Takes about a year for the cheap ones from the dollar store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    It is amazing this day and age that we still have to do this- there isn't a better way to attach strings to a tuner that doesn't require cutting (and leaving sharp ends).
    Planet Wave Auto-Trim tuners are about the only thing that will do that for you. The problem with tuners is that you need an excess of string in order to wind the tuner (even with locking tuners). This standardization that you are talking about would not work either. Headstock shape, scale length, and bridge design all play into how long the string will be. Buying the right string would be a nightmare in comparison to the wiggle method, which leaves no excess pointy bits.
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    The more I get into the ERG world, I'm starting to really like multi-scale and headless guitars. The next step, logically, is to go with a stringless guitar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_From_Hell View Post
    The more I get into the ERG world, I'm starting to really like multi-scale and headless guitars. The next step, logically, is to go with a stringless guitar.
    This might be right up your alley then.

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    Default Re: What do you use to cut strings?

    I think Mincer is getting at the double ball-end style for those specific trem systems?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PFDarkside View Post
    I think Mincer is getting at the double ball-end style for those specific trem systems?
    Well, the double ball system makes sense for a headless system. No need for strings to wind around the post, much less cutting excess. The Planet Waves tuners are a close 2nd, but in this age the idea that strings wind around a post to tune is pretty archaic. We keep it around for nostalgic reasons, and guitar players (as rebellious as they are supposed to be) are super traditional in their ideas.
    But just if...we weren't attached to the form of an electric guitar, then we could have some innovation that would make things easier for us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    The Planet Waves tuners are a close 2nd, but in this age the idea that strings wind around a post to tune is pretty archaic.
    What would you suggest we do instead?
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    Default Re: What do you use to cut strings?

    Well, I am not an engineer, but it seems like a problem easily solved by design with either strings or how we attach them, or the way a conventional guitar looks.
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