Re: Love my Eastman, but . . .
A trick I sometimes use to get a fresh loop onto those beefier tailpiece studs is opening the loop by spreading them with a pencil tip. Then they go on, no problemo. A side note, with the thicker stud on the Eastman/Weber style tailpieces, I don't need a capo or extra finger to keep the string on the stud while I negotiate the tuning peg.
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