This may sound odd (I’m a noob, give me a break) but I have just been thwarted in changing the strings on my Epiphone Thunderbird Pro IV because the small ring/nut that the string is looped around at the bridge end doesn’t fit through the bridge (sorry, I tried to find the proper names for the parts but couldn’t get the answer) . Did I miss something when researching strings and set-up? I don’t recall anything mentioned about this, and I don’t see anything on this packet or any others that hints at this being a thing. I’m stunned because it never occurred to me that this part wouldn’t be a standard size. The strings I bought are Adagio Pro Series flat wound 45 gauge regular tension (apparently).
The pics are of the two different E strings: red trim is the new flat wound.
It’s not a disaster as I was going to take the old strings off the Epi and put them on my Peavey, so instead I’ve put the new ones on the Peavey and it sounds much better than the old round wound strings - and I’m finding it easier to play. Oddly there seems to be more finger sliding noise coming through than with the rounds.