Wider strings trees available for super wide neck?

SuperWideHeaven

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Hello,

i got a Warmoth super wide neck with staggered Graph Tech Ratio tuners on the head stock, but stil need a string tree for the B and e strings, because the e string vibrates in the nut.

The string spacing at the nut of the super wide neck is 8.3 mm.

I wanted to install Graph Tech string trees but they got a max string spacing of 7.4 mm. Resulting in squeezed together b and e strings, extra friction and bad look.

Are there any good wider string trees available?

Regards,
Bernd
 

Rick

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Never had a problem with hipshot staggered tuners.  Maybe use a butterfly string tree and bend it wider ... Can you recut new notches in the tusq?
 

SuperWideHeaven

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rick2 said:
Maybe use a butterfly string tree and bend it wider ... Can you recut new notches in the tusq?

I don't want to recut the tusq, because I choosed the super wide neck for the wide string spacing.

A wider bend butterfly string tree might be an option, but they are known for friction. That isn't ideal, because it's for a Stratocaster with tremolo and I use it alot.

Could the smallest e-bass string trees fit for my needs?
 

Rick

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Maybe a reverend triple tree would work for you.

https://store.reverendguitars.com/shop-2/parts/triple-tree/
 

SuperWideHeaven

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I've reconsidered that with staggered Hipshot tuners you don't have any problems with the high e string.

Graph Tech also states that their staggered ratio tuners don't require string trees.

But my high e string sounds dull. Therefore I tried to carefully sand the e string notch with 2000 grid sandpaper and put a new e string from another brand on the guitar.

And that made a difference. I'm not 100% sure, but this might have fixed the issue - will see how it plays the next days.

Thank you for your help!
 

Rick

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That reverend string tree looked interesting.  Would've like to see how it turns out.
Anyway ... glad it worked out for you.  :rock-on:
 
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