Planet Waves Bass Pro-Winder
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66 of 70 found the following review helpful:
I LOVE cool tools! Aug 09, 2006
By M. Cobb
Dont you love it when a product:
-does what it claims
-does it well
-is a good deal?
I used my PlanetWaves Pro for the first time last night. The pin puller works smoothly, and the string winder doesnt come unscrewed constantly like every other one I've owned!
The componenet that really made my day was the string cutter. The 'blade' aint that sharp, but easily whacks the end of a low E string. Since there is only a little exposed metal, all of which is smooth and rounded, the risk of scratching your guitar is minimal, and the small cutting head makes it easy to trim the string very close to the peg.
The Pro String Winder appears to be well built, and I suspect that it will last me quite a while. Even if if conks out in a year (not that I think it will), its a good bargain, and I'll buy another.
24 of 24 found the following review helpful:
Great idea that works well Jan 15, 2007
By B. Greenhalgh
The string winder is larger and more comfortable to hold that any of the 'cheap' winders you buy at music stores. The winder part has smooth motion and the cutter works much better than expected. I thought maybe it would bend the strings rather than cut them. But so far, it snips cleanly through the strings and gets pretty close tot he peg head. If you change strings a lot, I would also recommend to yout he Planet Waves Headstand.
20 of 22 found the following review helpful:
Very easy to use. Feb 27, 2009
By Y. Song
I love the pin puller the most. The bottom of it is very thin so that it slides under the pin very easily. This was something that was not as easy to use on my $2.50 string winder.
The cutter was also fun to use. Snips very easily, but the grip is not that easy to maneuver. Still it is a very effective tool.
The string winder was also very good. My hands don't move in a perfect circular motion, and no where near it either, but this seems to help me achieve that fairly well, compared to my $2.50 string winder.
I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who is planning on changing strings.
14 of 16 found the following review helpful:
Dangerous!! Aug 16, 2011
By Paul Bressie
I like Planet Waves products, and have several. This one needs a redesign, though.
I also have the PW "Ergonomic" string winder - which is awesome. Where the ergo one is soft and round, this is hard and angular. On the ergo one, the string stretcher is easy to access; This one doesn't work nearly as well.
The real problem: placing the winder on tuning button. On the ergo one, the hole is just the right depth for the various tuning keys that one might encounter. On this one - BEWARE! - it's much deeper, and the edges are much sharper. I ended up dinging the headstock of my acoustic near the tuning keys - just by simple winding - doesn't happen on the other one. It wasn't until after, of course, and further inspection and comparison between the two that I discovered the problem. It's a big problem!!
(The cutter is nice, although it's pretty easy to pinch your fingers. No biggie, I suppose.)
I highly recommend the "Planet Waves Ergonomic String Winder." This one? Not so much. So, I'd stay away from this one and get the other one.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Good product Apr 08, 2011
It's made of strong plastic, doesn't bend or feel flimsy in the hand. Cuts bass strings with ease, winds strings easily. The end that covers the tuning key is very large, and perhaps on smaller, closer spaced, tuning keys may pose a problem. You'll just have to turn one key vertical and then wind the other one, and finish off tuning by hand (of course). I like that it's plastic, contrary to some other reviews, as it doesn't scratch or mar finishes unless someone should get stupid with it, and it's heavy enough plastic that you're not scared to use it. Good product. I'd buy another one without a doubt.
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