Timara String Drop Review May 3, 2017 9:46:44 GMT -5
Post by RobertW on May 3, 2017 9:46:44 GMT -5
This product is not a capo, but this section is probably the most relevant place to talk about it.
The String Drop is a lever that attaches to the 6th string peg, allowing quick switching between E and D on the string. This is not a new idea, and you can find older examples as well as guitars with the function built in.
A spring mounted setscrew, a couple washers, a nylon brace, and two lengths of screws for the brace and 4 rivets round out the parts.
The lever that presses down the string is not black (nylon?) as pictured on Timara web site, it is aluminum. Could this contact between aluminum and PB or AB strings cause damage to the string?
I had selected my Seagull NE Amber Trails to mount the String Drop, but I had missed the fact that the tuning keys of the Amber Tails do not have peg nuts. They are open tuners and secured in back.
For those Seagulls that DO use nuts, you will have to use the long brace screws. The tuning pegs of a Seagull are much closer to the edge of headstock than on a Martin, for example. Even so, I suspect the mounting will not be as secure as on wider headstocks.
I have decided to use the Martin for this review. It looks like the Martin headstock needs to use the long brace screws also. The short screws are probably needed for Telecasters.
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