Headless guitars often require double ball end strings, but the story doesn’t end there. String adapters can be used to hold the string on the top neck end so that any, that right any set of single ball end strings can be used for your guitar.
Don’t get us wrong, double ball end strings are great but even if you don’t use single ball end strings you will want a string adapter. Waiting for that moment when you are on the road and you can’t find double ball at the local stores, the string adapter is an ace up the sleeve.
Worried about installing? A Breeze. Take the adapter and thread your strings through it; the string tension will tighten and hold the adapter against the end of the neck. Really, its that easy!
Here is the common guide to selecting the correct adapter for your instrument. The process is easy, and essentially all you need to know if what instrument you have weather it is a bass or electric guitar and how many strings it has.
(1) First choose your model.
- 4-string bass 1-1/2″ (38mm)…….fits Steinberger (Newburgh-era, Spirit, USA) — Hohner — Cort
- 5-string bass 1-1/2″ (38mm)…….fits earlier Steinberger Newburgh-era L2 with narrow nut or conversion kit
- 5-string bass 1-3/4″ (45mm)…….fits later Steinberger (Newburgh-era, Spirit, USA) — Hohner — Cort
- 6-string guitar 1-5/8″ (41mm)……fits Steinberger (Newburgh-era, Spirit, USA) — Hohner — Cort
(2) Then choose your material.
- Aluminum….. silver colored lightweight metal won’t change tonal balance of your instrument.
- Brass……….. gold colored heavyweight metal which some folks say adds to sustain.
String adapters are easy to use, and easy to install. Looking at the image on the right, you
can see the adapter by itself and the an adapter that has been successfully installed onto a Steinberger headless instrument.
A simple way to install an adapter is to take all the strings off your instrument and thread the new strings through the adapter. Use the string tension to hold the adapter into place. This simple process will take no more time that a normal string replacement job. Simple, easy and the adapter will last forever too!
Yes! We will ship anywhere! For less than $6 we will ship our headless guitar string adapters anywhere you play! Here is a complete list of countries we serve:
String adapters are inexpensive, simple to use and easy to carry everywhere. Even those that swear by double ball end strings are still keeping an adapter on hand. That way in the odd case that they are traveling and a string breaks they have the option of using any set of standard single ball end strings that they want. Just nice to have that backing you up, because even if you don’t it is nice to know you could.
If you have a new instrument or an instrument that isn’t listed contact us. We will be happy to build a custom option for you.
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Cort Headless Guitar string adapter is the perfect way to use any string at any time. Double ball end strings are hard to find at times, an adapter offers the ability to use any single or double ball end string. Plus it’s easy to install (effortless) its the way to go!
Hohner headless guitars are an excellent travel guitar and of course a great fashion statement as well as a amazing playing instrument.
A string adapter is an inexpensive way to adapt your guitar to any string made. This versatility should be at your fingertips even if you don’t plan on using it, it’s nice to know you you have that reliability at your fingertips. Sometimes it is hard to find a double ball end string set, and with a string adapter any standard guitar strings can be used.