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Okay…I’m unofficially the first StringWeavers Fanboy!

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In my last post I reviewed the new StringWeaver tool. Since then I have continued making use of it and enjoying it more each and every day. Since the review, there have been some newer developments that are worth sharing.

I have found for me, I get best results using the method I described in the previous post. AND as promised…I am delivering a video demonstrating the process and method I use with this tool. No, the video is not professionally produced and I don’t always find the correct word for what I am describing, but I decided to roll with it anyway. Just think of it as sort of a facebook live video with some fast forward action and silly music during the boring parts.

Here are my newest comments. When I was using the dense pattern tool (blue one), I noted that it actually only touched and activated the open channel for 14 of the 18 strings. This left two on each side that were not being activated by the tool. For an experienced stringer using the tool in the context that I use it, this was not a problem. In fact, I preferred it. So I contacted the inventor and suggested that he think about creating versions for the more open stringbeds that only activated 12 of the 16 mains instead of 14. He sent me some prototypes and IMO, these rock for professional stringers. It takes a great tool and makes it even greaterer.

Essentially the prototypes I am using make the tool smaller allowing it to remain in the stringbed for a longer period of time. It also helps address the issue of the unit being difficult to remove. While it may make getting started a little trickier for those newer to stringing, in my opinion it is worth it. I am not sure if StringWeavers will eventually offer this size, but if they do, I heartedly recommend them. They rock!

I have also finally figured out how to best manage the placement of the tool. For me, I prefer to start the tool about 3/4 deep in the stringbed and then after a few crosses are installed, move it down to almost as low as it will go. I find weaving with the slightly less raised portion of the channel works best. I then fan the string to the open part of the channel when pulling the string through.

So, why make a video and another blog entry on a product that I do not sell? I think of it as a service to the professional stringing community in raising awareness about this tool. I deem it absolutely fantastic and have grown to the point where I strongly dislike stringing without it. It is available from www.stringweavers.com

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