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Offline rebucklin

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« on: October 09, 2010, 11:15:21 PM »
What gauge strings come as original on the D10?? Also has anyone replace the nut and saddle on their D10? How does it effect the buzz feiten tuning system? What is the original bone and saddle made of? Thanks for you input.
 

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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2010, 09:24:00 PM »
I'm not sure what comes on the original D10. I've been using D'Addario Nickel Wound Super Light .009/.046.
I'm about to change to Elixirs.
I think many people on here have replaced their nut/saddle combination with bone ones on here.
As to what affect it would have on the BFTS, it would depend on who you ask. My personal opinion would be that you can't have any adverse affect on something that does nothing (...the BFTS).
 

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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2010, 09:37:18 PM »
The BFTS IS the nut!

Strings? Try some... then keep buying the ones that YOU prefer.

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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2010, 01:31:48 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by Rocket

Strings? Try some... then keep buying the ones that YOU prefer.



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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2010, 01:15:40 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by Rocket

The BFTS IS the nut!



I would have to disagree.
The nut is the nut. The BFTS is  putting a brand name on slightly elongating the nut.
My point was, I don't believe there would be any adverse affect on the BFTS, as it does nothing in the first place.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2010, 12:14:30 AM by Pining »
 

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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2010, 10:30:09 AM »
My understanding is that most D10's came out with light gauge strings (.012 on 1st string).  You can go to mediums (.013), but they are much harder to chord, IMO.  The other side of the spectrum has extra lights (.011 or .010), but I think they sound to tinny with no meat.  You can also get custom lights and medium-lights (light on strings 1,2,3, and medium on strings 4,5,and 6).  Of course it's YOUR preference.

Then, you can get coated strings, which are more expensive, but last a bit longer.

Lately, I've been trying out many different strings, mostly D'Addario's and Martins. I've also tried Elixr, EXP D'Addario's, and Martin Lifespans.  I've always liked the Martins for my W240 (since it is a Martin copy).  For the price, though, I'm almost to the point of buying Martin bulk strings and just changing them more often.  My son and I go through a lot of strings!

Try'em and find the ones that work for you!

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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2010, 10:46:01 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by Pining

quote:
Originally posted by Rocket

The BFTS IS the nut!



I would have to diagree.



Rocket said it entirely right.  The BFTS is the nut.  Entirely in the nut.  Nothing but the nut. Replace the nut, and you've replaced the BFTS.

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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2010, 10:56:22 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by mcloud10

The other side of the spectrum has extra lights (.011 or .010), but I think they sound to tinny with no meat.

Oh, they get meat!

I'll strongly warn against using extra or ultra light steel strings from personal experience. I once laid open my middle finger to the bone during an e-slide... like a hot wire thru Styrofoam.

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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2010, 09:59:38 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by Rocket

I'll strongly warn against using extra or ultra light steel strings from personal experience. I once laid open my middle finger to the bone during an e-slide... like a hot wire thru Styrofoam.



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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2010, 12:17:29 AM »
I look at my comment and I stick by it.
A nut is a nut, no matter what letters it has on it.
The gist of the comment is no different to Rocket's comment.
 

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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2010, 10:23:52 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by Pining

I look at my comment and I stick by it.
A nut is a nut, no matter what letters it has on it.


The BFTS is entirely in the shaping of the nut.  A BFTS nut is designed differently than a typical nut.  Once you remove that BFTS nut, you have removed the BFTS.

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« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2010, 11:53:02 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by Quinn Spalpeen

quote:
Originally posted by Pining

I look at my comment and I stick by it.
A nut is a nut, no matter what letters it has on it.


The BFTS is entirely in the shaping of the nut.  A BFTS nut is designed differently than a typical nut.  Once you remove that BFTS nut, you have removed the BFTS.



....Which is precisely what my first post said.
 

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« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2010, 08:15:56 AM »
So, of course, the implication is that, if the replacement nut replicates the dimensions of the original nut exactly, then the BFTS system is retained, intact. It's that extra little shelf that makes the difference.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2010, 08:17:00 AM by cedwards »
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« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2010, 09:10:51 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by Pining

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....Which is precisely what my first post said.



Well your first post on 12-13 did NOT say that. UNTIL 12-15 when you edited it after being called on it. Three minutes after editing it, you posted that you reread it and stand by it.  

So precisely what my first post said is,,, well we know what it is.  So watch out, there may be one person on the forum who extends you the courtesy of actually reading and remembering what you write.

(Don't you just hate those EDIT time-stamps?)

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« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2010, 07:20:22 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by Quinn Spalpeen

quote:
Originally posted by Pining

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....Which is precisely what my first post said.



Well your first post on 12-13 did NOT say that. UNTIL 12-15 when you edited it after being called on it. Three minutes after editing it, you posted that you reread it and stand by it.  

So precisely what my first post said is,,, well we know what it is.  So watch out, there may be one person on the forum who extends you the courtesy of actually reading and remembering what you write.

(Don't you just hate those EDIT time-stamps?)




The only edit I did to my post was add an s to disagree, which I did before posting.

(Don't you hate it when someone talks s**t.)