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Quite a heavy handed player and usually tuned to Eb and was having issues with high E popping of the nut. Thought i would stick a string tree on to see if it made a difference. One gig in and all good so far. It may very well be Hawthorn but thought i'd share anyway.

 

Just a note, the screws that came with the string trees are rubbish and both broke while I was trying to fit it.

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Because James Tyler thinks he can make it perfect without a string tree, fact is, he can't.

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I've never had any problem not having the string tree. Haven't really even thought about it, to be honest.

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On 1/16/2014 at 6:59 AM, Charlie_Watt said:

The headstock has enough angle that it really doesn't need a string tree.  If you want one that's fine though.

Old thread here, but new JTV owner.  No, the headstock doesn't have enough angle.  I've played two JTV-69's and both of them have a warbling/buzzing sound when played with open strings.  If you put some tension behind the nut, the warbling goes away.  

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