How many winds on phase iii

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  1. Luminandy

    Luminandy New Member

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    I am new to these tuners, and love them. So far I just pull em to almost tight, then maybe get a half a wrap around. I have had no problem with tuning stability. I was curious if this is just a preference thing, or does the amount of slack to be wrapped matter? I don't want to break strings, or put unessessary wear on the tuners. I used to wrap a bit more on the winged tuners. My strings usually go dead before I break them, unlike my co guitarist who breaks them often, and does a string change at least once a week (also has phase iii, and does one full wrap, but this is not a guitar or tuner specific thing for him. We all play differently).
     
  2. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    I do as you do, and have never broken a string...although my usage is living room only.
     
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  3. The Fight

    The Fight Long Hair Demigod

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    I broke a high E string last night, man did I get pissed. I always forget that it don't take much, I guess I'm just so use to the wing type tuners.
     
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  4. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Keep doing it the way you are Luminandy
     
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  5. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    pull tight, tighten screw (Don't over tighten!) and you're good to go
     
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  6. dsenoj

    dsenoj Old dude in a PRS T-shirt

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    I took my Custom 24 to a free PTC setup event at a dealer. Skitchy was doing the setups and he told me it's very important for guitars with a trem that the string not wrap around enough to touch itself. I don't remember if he said it was a tuning stability issue or a string breaking issue. He did them just like you do.
     
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  7. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    The think I love about PRS locking tuners is that even though there's no "winding" around the tuning peg, the tension is buttery smooth and tuning stability is fantastic.
     
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  8. Shawn@PRS

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    The string should not make a full wrap around the post.
     
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  9. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Agreed. And, I pull them tight and go just past "finger tight" on the screws. Quarter turn with a coin. Never had a problem.
     
  10. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    I keep a Nickel in my cases for string changes :D
     
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  11. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Likewise!
     
  12. Alan Manning

    Alan Manning Well Love a Duck Mary Poppins.!!!

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    At least I'm doing something right!!!:p
     
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  13. Luminandy

    Luminandy New Member

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    Great! Thanks everyone! I have only been tightening them by hand with no problems, but if I do, I will try the nickel trick. These tuners are so great! I could even change a string, stretch and tune it in a short enough time to just be a hiccup between songs in a live performance, but that is a reason to bring a spare.
     
  14. Michael_DK

    Michael_DK New Member

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    I pull them quite tight by hand, and then tighten the screw quite tight too (only using fingers; never needed to use a nickel)
     
  15. PeteHill

    PeteHill Been hanging around a while

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    The tuners are great, the only problem I've found is getting the broken ball end out of the trem block quickly. I've put a Wrangler pick pocket on my strap with the hex key in it, as it could come in handy to push the string ball out.

    I'm not fully used to how the winged type 1 tuners work (not had my CE24 long), for a rapid string change.
     
  16. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    You're killin' me over here. :(
     
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  17. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Who changes strings for a nickel?
     
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  18. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    If it gets me in the door, I'll do it for free!
     
  19. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Bro hugs to you my man. It'll be ok. :cool:
     
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  20. Johan Allard

    Johan Allard New Member

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    I use the back of a pick to tighten mine a little bit more than I can with my hand. And since it's plastic I know it's not going to be super (overly) tight.
     

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