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« on: February 05, 2016, 07:15:49 PM »

Do you prefer the plain strings that you tie a knot in, or do you prefer the ball-ended nylon strings?  Why?
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2016, 11:05:20 PM »

I didn't know they even made nylon string with ball ends!

That said, I don't think I'd ever try them because I like the traditional look of tied ends.
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2016, 11:41:45 PM »

AFAIC, if ball ends work as well, why would you bother with tie ends?
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2016, 12:40:47 AM »

I have installed both on clients guitars theres no real difference between but ease of install.
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2016, 01:58:54 AM »

I'd be concerned about the ball chewing up the block but even if that weren't an issue, they don't make the strings I like in ball ends and I don't know that I would want that look on a nice classical.
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2016, 01:01:24 PM »

First because of getting the strings I want, which are not ball ends; and second because of the look when they are "woven"
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2016, 01:23:37 PM »

To each their own but that just looks messy to me like when players don't trim the strings on the other end. However, I was never a boy scout and a bow line is a work out for me.
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2016, 01:58:38 PM »

I have installed both on clients guitars theres no real difference between but ease of install.

Rob....what brand of ball ends do you prefer .... Med tension.  Thanks. Also, what is the difference between folk nylon strings and classical nylon strings?
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2016, 04:16:14 AM »

First because of getting the strings I want, which are not ball ends; and second because of the look when they are "woven"



This is a beautiful example of the "correct" way to tie strings on a classical guitar. I guess if you're doing a crossover, you can do anything you want but real classical players use the tied method.
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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2016, 09:36:19 PM »

When I was a kid it was a badge of honor to be able to tie on my strings. And I still enjoy doing it; and it looks good.  Never used ball ends on nylon strings.
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« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2016, 09:56:42 PM »

I just did this one...not my best execution, but I think this method looks nice and artistic.
To each their own...as long as the strings stay on!
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