Zack Rosenthal explains why you should consider using e-loop protectors with loop end violin and viola strings, while demonstrating
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Why and How to use E-Loop Protectors
There are advantages using a loop-ended E string but one disadvantage is that they break much more easily. Using an E-loop protector will solve this problem.
Loop protectors are small pieces of plastic which add a layer of padding to the steel sometimes sharp fine tuner. To install one, simply slide the loop protector onto the hook of your hill type fine tuner. Push the tuner from under the tailpiece to hold the hook steady. It may take a few tries. If you’re having trouble, try loosening or removing the screw of your tuner. Once installed, put your loop-ended E string on normal A. The extra padding should prevent the tuner from cutting through your E string loop.