Roller String Retainers for Guitar, Set of 2

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Patented rollers help eliminate tuning problems and reduce string breakage.

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Roller String Retainers for Guitar, Set of 2

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6 or more $3.87
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Patented rollers help eliminate tuning problems and reduce string breakage.

Mounting screws included.

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Roller String Retainers for Guitar, Set of 2

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By \N from \N
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, July 11, 2014

I have two Squires that I bought these for, both with Classic Vibe '60s necks.

The string spacing is a bit more narrow on these Squires than a US made strat and so the spacing of the roller trees isn't exactly right. In addition to this, the base of the plastic tree is too wide and so pushes the string off a true straight line from the tuner to the nut.

What's more, the tree height is fairly high as is and changes the feel of the tension on the strings as compared to the conventional tree. This lessening of string angle behind the nut could arguably lead to less tone/sustain. -You may now commence arguing amongst yourselves on that one! ;)

What is beyond argument is that it definitely slackened the perceivable tension on the high B and E strings of my guitar.

Of course being plastic it could be sanded down, I suppose, but at this price point it is easier to just buy something that works.

In the end I think another tree would be a far better option for anyone with a non-US string spacing.

I believe I will be going back to a Graphtech Tusc tree.

Offer metal roller trees instead of plastic.

By Palaver from MetroWest MA - USA
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, May 25, 2014

I really wish these were stainless or aluminum. Something about plastic makes it feel like it reduces the guitars value.

String trees

By YoungTurq from Oregon coast
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 01, 2014

I just put these on 2 of my guitars; one is a Nashville Tele on which I have replaced the stock "vintage" style tuners and bridge. The posts on the Schaller M6 tuners I used were a bit long, so this one required 2 trees. These trees are a bit on the tall side but are relatively easy to grind the base off to shorten them if needed, and so far, so good. The other guitar is a Frankenstrat that started out life as a 1994 Fender Roadhouse but now has new neck, bridge, electronics and tuners. I was able to get the correct string angle from the nut to the posts on the first 2 strings without modifying the tree. Seems to be pretty much frictionless now.


By gspotmusic from las vegas, nv
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 23, 2014

i love these little tiny roller string retainers.. especially on my 2 fender strats, they are the only retainers that i found that wont de-tune my "g" string. i did have to lube the rollers up with plain chap stick lip balm (but that goes without saying when it comes to any metal on metal items) also i did find myself winding my "g" string backwards around the tuning machine.(suggested by the fender factory rep)...all in all, with any other string retainer the "g" string would easily de-tune... thanks stew mac for having these on hand.... i would absolutely recommend these to anyone!!!

Good value

By Chriztian from Norway
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The plastic is a litte soft. But still god value for the money.

good retainers

By ken f from avondale, az
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, July 08, 2013

The issue that I have is that the body of these retainers is plastic! I would have preferred a metal base on them, but they installed easily & are holding just fine. Maybe if I would have done my research & read a few more reviews I would have noticed this fact. So no fault of Stew-Mac. Bottom line...good product.


By Cesar Pignata from S+úo Jos+¬ dos Campos - Brazil
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Great quality product and very well packaged was delivered just in time. I recommend StewMac to all buyers. Thank you!

Roller String Retainers for Guitar

By Martin from Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, May 12, 2013

they worked great!


By DS Guitar Engineering from Martietta, GA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, February 04, 2013

These string retainers work well and look good with black hardware! I can understand why people wouldn't like them with other hardware though.

Roller String Retainers

By LDT from Southaven, MS
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 19, 2012

not a neccesity, but a cool touch to my custom guitar.

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