- How I make the knot in the end of the strings at the bridge?
The knot in the end of the string is necessary to keep the string in place as it is held by the bridge pin. This knot is called a stopper knot and there are a few different variations. Following is my favorite.
Insert knotted end into bridge string hole, insert bridge pin snugly, not too tight, pull string gently out to lock against top and bridge pin, tune up and play!
NOTE: For the low E bass string and lower (8 – 10+ string instruments) it is only necessary to put a single overhand knot (a single loop) in the end of the string. A full stopper knot as outlined above will often be too bulky to insert into the bridge string holes.