FDP Forum / Stock string tree on MIM Standard Tele/ 3 messages in thread.

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Mick Reid

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Oct 8th, 2016 10:34 PM        

My new MIM Standard came with the bog standard single string tree (the rectangular "winged" type for lack of a better description) not the "button" type.<br /> <br /> That's all fine & good as that's what is shown on the Fender website. But my question is with the way it was fixed. It was screwed down to the headstock without a spacer. Does that sound right?<br /> <br /> I've never seen this type of string tree used without a spacer.<br /> The pre-nut break angle seemed quite extreme to me.<br /> <br /> I changed mine to a barrel type but mainly for aesthetic preference not performance reasons, it does lessen the break angle though.<br /> <br /> Any observations or experiences on this one?<br /> <br />



Pinetree

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Oct 9th, 2016 12:01 AM        

While the angle looks extreme, I can't say that I can tell the difference.<br /> <br /> <br /> I personally like



Mick Reid

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Oct 9th, 2016 04:04 AM        

Yeah, Piney. I have some of the button ones too. As I said, I just like the look of the barrel type and I find the buttons tedious to get lined up 'cause I can't see the grooves underneath.<br /> <br /> Also as you've said, I didn't notice any difference sonically or performance-wise when I swapped them (nor did I expect any).<br /> I've just always set strings trees up so they made the break angles sort of equal.<br /> <br /> edit to add: I just thought it looked odd not having a spacer under the tree bit. Never seen it before.<br /> I mean, leaving them out *can't* be *that* significant a cost benefit.<br />



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