Best way to clip string ends on Vader?

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Best way to clip string ends on Vader?

Postby Hecasteve » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:40 pm

What tool does everyone use to cut the string ends on a vader? I can seem to get close enough to the headstock to cut the string cleanly, so I just have bunch of tiny string ends sticking out at the headstock. Any advice?

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Re: Best way to clip string ends on Vader?

Postby marzzz » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:24 pm

I use this for my HH2X's, works very well for cutting the ends close:

String Cutter

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Re: Best way to clip string ends on Vader?

Postby spudmunkey » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:18 pm

There are two ways to go about it.

I've heard people describe these two methods:

1) Clamp the string down, then trim as close as you can with a "flush cut pliers" or similar.

2) Pull the string through the nut slot, pulling it tight, and cut it as flush as you can. The string will have likely pulled back out. Then insert the string again through the headpiece from behind the nut, and clamp the string down. It'll likely have pulled back ever so slightly. Supposedly. I've never done this method, but I've read it described a few times.

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Re: Best way to clip string ends on Vader?

Postby Hecasteve » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:04 am

Thank you guys!

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Re: Best way to clip string ends on Vader?

Postby pbass6811 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:20 am

In the video tutorial, the steps are:

1. Insert string
2. Tighten head screws
3. Cut excess string
4. Loosen head screws slightly and use tuners to pull strings in until flush
5. Tighten the head screws and tune up

That’s how I do it on my Vader basses and I would assume it applies to guitars as well, maybe? :think:

The only time I have string sticking out is if I screw up, which I have before... :mrgreen:

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