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Red Thread?

Postby poko » Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:55 pm

I recently purchased a used Amistar tricone and the strings that are on it have what appears to be red thread at both ends on the four wound strings. The guitar sounds great so what I would like to know, are there strings made this way from a certain manufacturer or did the previous owner do this for some reason...and why, possibly to eliminate string buzz?
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Postby rustyslide » Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:30 pm

My Les Paul came that way too. I think it's just so it looks classy, more than anything.
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Postby poko » Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:33 pm

Thanks, but I would like to know if a company manufactures them that way and if so which one? Or, did the previous owner do it himself?
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Postby jamesfarrell » Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:42 pm

Sometimes on my banjo strings they do that. Adds nothing to the sound. I'm not familiar with any acoustic string manafacturer in the USA that does that.

Other than looks, I can guarantee it does nothing to the sound.
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Postby grumpygroo » Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:23 pm

On banjos the manufacturers claim it cuts down vibration and noise from the string between the bridge. Can't say I've ever noticed any difference though.
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Postby grumpygroo » Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:23 pm

Bridge and the tailpiece, that should be. :oops:
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Postby Pickin'4memories » Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:06 pm

It helps reduce buzz and bad noise, I've seen red tips at the ends of alot of bass strings, so it makes sense, i guess.
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Postby poko » Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:43 am

Okay so who makes em'?
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Re: Maker

Postby houndog » Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:55 pm

poko wrote:Okay so who makes em'?


Dunno,
I read this thread on red thread tho :lol:

arf arf,
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Postby dabluz » Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:24 am

they are probably Thomastic-infeld strings. they are made with the red cloth at ends

http://www.thomastik-infeld.com/guitars/index.html[/url]
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