Kiesel Vader 2015 4th string issue

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Kiesel Vader 2015 4th string issue

Postby jecadiz » Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:56 am

Hi guys,

I bought I Kiesel Vader in great condition from Reverb. I own an 8 string Zeus so I am familiar with this types of guitars. I went in to try and change the strings to Elixir Optiwebs 10-56 and encounter an an issue while putting the the D string (4th) in place. That particular string is a .032 and just won't go in the whole at the nut. Is there a limit to the gauge string in this position. I mean a .032 is pretty common, so I am not sure if I am doing something wrong. Any help will be appreciated as I am almost certain that there is an issue with the nut hole.

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Re: Kiesel Vader 2015 4th string issue

Postby Sunset » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:35 am

There are some very knowledgeable individuals on this board who I’m sure will be able to help. But in the mean time I can tell you my zm8, zm7, and dcm7 all came with .024 on the 4th string and .032 on the 5th string. I ordered .009-.042 from the factory with .062 and .074 on 7th and 8th strings respectively.

My dc7x is 10-59 with the4th string .026 and 5th string.036

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Re: Kiesel Vader 2015 4th string issue

Postby jecadiz » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:44 am

Thanks for the quick reply man.

Yes I hear ya, My normal 8 string is .030. It might be a limit issue, Let see if anybody can chime in!

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Re: Kiesel Vader 2015 4th string issue

Postby jecadiz » Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:33 pm

I was able to fit a .030 in there

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Re: Kiesel Vader 2015 4th string issue

Postby kim2480 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:48 pm

jecadiz wrote:Hi guys,

I bought I Kiesel Vader in great condition from Reverb. I own an 8 string Zeus so I am familiar with this types of guitars. I went in to try and change the strings to Elixir Optiwebs 10-56 and encounter an an issue while putting the the D string (4th) in place. That particular string is a .032 and just won't go in the whole at the nut. Is there a limit to the gauge string in this position. I mean a .032 is pretty common, so I am not sure if I am doing something wrong. Any help will be appreciated as I am almost certain that there is an issue with the nut hole.

Do you have the D string that was on the guitar before you swapped it out? You can compare that one to your new one. You might be able to tell there's a slight width difference. You can get a nut file and try to widen the slot yourself, or have a luthier widen the slot.


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