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Bass String Retainer
DescriptionMachined from quality aircraft aluminum to ensure light weight and high strength. Unique top load slot design allows for quick and easy stringing. You no longer have to feed your strings through the retainer and chance scratching your instrument's headstock or damaging your string windings. These retainers assure proper down pressure at the nut without weighing you down.
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Discussed in Fender Mustang Club in the TalkBass community
Update: here is about all that I have managed to find so far: [link] [link] ... more
It looks to me like that is exactly what you are looking for. ... more
I have the 3 string version of that Hipshot on a p-bass copy & it works very well. Useful in cases where there's not enough downward pressure on the A. (The headstock on this thing is a bit shallow & even winding the A correctly around the post didn't help.) GT ... more
Discussed in New strings and now got buzzing in the TalkBass community
Consider getting a more inclusive string tree like the Hipshot. Bass String Retainer My bet is this bass is a J style bass, and the A string problem is well known. I recently worked ... ... more
Thank you! I mean vibration I think yeah. It's weird though because before I never had any issues ♀️ Also I'm not sure now if I should adjust the truss rod now or just leave it ... ... more
Discussed in Open A String Rattle and Action Issue in the TalkBass community
Hipshot, Sandberg, and a bunch of other places make 3 and 4 string retainers as well. I like Hipshot's most of all since it can be toploaded and it's very lightweight aluminum. But the Stealth washer retainer is the least obtrusive and doesn't require another hole in the headstock. [link] ... more