Roller String Retainers for Guitar, Set of 2

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Roller String Retainers for Guitar, Set of 2

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Roller String Retainers for Guitar, Set of 2

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Patented rollers help eliminate tuning problems and reduce string breakage.

Mounting screws included.

Pilot holes required: Installing delicate screws such as these into hard maple requires great care and accuracy. We highly recommend using a 5/64" bit for the pilot hole before installing these screws. Lubricate the screw threads with cutting lubricant (also wax or a bar of soap) to reduce friction and help them thread properly.

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These string retainers work fabulous and are easy to install. Great service by Stew Mac again!


looks good

(Customer's Reviews)

this product looks good but I went back to the original tree , the roller appears to require a height setting to make it work


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(Customer's Reviews)

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.

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