BWD wrote:and sure enough, my gibson needs a new G string.BWD I think you need a new fid,
no 10? ok gues not, I guess it's the 8 strand i meant. Perhaps it depends on how it's made. I have some ozone lines that have only 8 strands, I think, and are square in cross section, with the strands tucking in at a higher angle than line with a rounder cross section. Compressing the line only expands it to about twice its diameter, leaving barely any space inside. Perhaps with the ultimate fid this could be exploited. I've had no luck with a guitar string.
If you forgo the brummel, you really can easily get the length within a mm or two.
I have some ozone lines from 2010 rear and center lines both easily spliced. They were 12 strand lines. I have spliced lines of just about every year and brand from my 2004 cabrinha lines to 2013 liquid force with my bicycle spoke works every time. 8 strand line will have 2 of the strands together, and it's actually a 4 strand weave with 2 strands acting as one, but I have never seen 8 strand used for kite line only hemp rope.
g string fid is a finicky fid I don't like it because it gets stuck too easy