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D'Addario Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter 

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The Planet Waves Pro-Winder is a patented high-quality peg winder with a built-in string clipper. Ergonomically designed with hardened tool-steel wir...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 06-07-2017

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The ultimate restringing tool.

The Planet Waves Pro-Winder is a patented high-quality peg winder with a built-in string clipper. Ergonomically designed with hardened tool-steel wire cutters. The Pro-Winder enables you to change strings with just a single tool. Easy and comfortable to use. Unconditionally guaranteed.


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D'Addario Planet WavesPro-Winder String Winder/Cutter
 
4.4

(based on 149 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (102)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (66)
  • Functional (66)
  • Good quality (60)
  • Improves sound (5)

Cons

  • Poor quality (5)
  • Difficult to use (4)
  • Not functional (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (19)
  • Concerts (13)
  • Back-up (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (55), Novice (13), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pretty good, overall

I used this for the first time yesterday. I had just bought it recently. The overall construction probably could be better, although it is probably OK.

The quick string winding...Read complete review

I used this for the first time yesterday. I had just bought it recently. The overall construction probably could be better, although it is probably OK.

The quick string winding aspect of it works very well and the string cutter does work. The cutting action doesn't feel very precise, but the cutting edges did cut through the strings pretty well. I don't know how long the cutting edges will stay sharp.

I do recommend having a pair of needlenose pliers handy to use along with this tool, because I always pull the string ends tight to take up slack with needlenose pliers during the winding process.

I have to tell you that the opening in the bridge pin puller part of the tool doesn't fit a Martin bridge pin on my HD-28 Martin guitar. The opening in the tool is too small. However, if you tilt the tool sideways to the bridge pin and pry, then you might be able to pop the bridge pin out.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pictorial Deception

If the product received was the same as the one shown in the photograph, it would have been an excellent tool. What you truly receive is a cheap plastic (not resin impregnated) handle...Read complete review

If the product received was the same as the one shown in the photograph, it would have been an excellent tool. What you truly receive is a cheap plastic (not resin impregnated) handle with scallops in the side of it which weaken it even more. Notice the one in the picture has no scallops. Instead of the cutter being made of fine tool steel, as it appears in the photograph, it is constructed of stamped sheet metal with a high chromium content. This means the tool will wear out rather quickly. In conclusion, this tool would only be good for a couple of years at best before it would have to be replaced. Planet Waves claims it has a lifetime warranty, but I'm sure they don't honor that warranty. If they did, they'd lose too much money. This device was never designed to last a lifetime. This will become immediately apparent when you take it out of the box. Overall, a huge let down. I would have paid twice the price if it had been constructed as shown in the photograph.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Pictorial Deception

By Guitarman470

from Ohio

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Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

If the product received was the same as the one shown in the photograph, it would have been an excellent tool. What you truly receive is a cheap plastic (not resin impregnated) handle with scallops in the side of it which weaken it even more. Notice the one in the picture has no scallops. Instead of the cutter being made of fine tool steel, as it appears in the photograph, it is constructed of stamped sheet metal with a high chromium content. This means the tool will wear out rather quickly. In conclusion, this tool would only be good for a couple of years at best before it would have to be replaced. Planet Waves claims it has a lifetime warranty, but I'm sure they don't honor that warranty. If they did, they'd lose too much money. This device was never designed to last a lifetime. This will become immediately apparent when you take it out of the box. Overall, a huge let down. I would have paid twice the price if it had been constructed as shown in the photograph.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Ok. Not great. Inexpensive. Liked prior design much better.

By JB

from Pittsburgh, PA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Old design was much better
  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

    Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

    The old design was much better, but this is the only one I've seen out there.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Functional and sturdy enough but...

    By Jim

    from Co.

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

        Bridge pin puller too small for my Takamine pins

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Useful and versitile

        By boomer bill

        from Southern California

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        Pros

        • Effortless Cutting
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

        • Feels Odd In The Hand

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Speeds Up String Changes

        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

        This unit fits all guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo tuning peg styles. Doesn't have a pin pulling feature. Cuts beautifully. Feels odd in the hand compared to crank style winders, but - it cuts!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        The old design was better

        By Old Coot

        from Central Illinois

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        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Klutzy Design

        Best Uses

        • Backup

        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

        I wish Planet Wave would have kept the old design. Really I wish I had bought six of them. This current product works fine and is utilitarian, however it's no where near as easy to use and the old design. It's like trying to unwind and wind the strings with a pair of pliers.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Handy little tool.

        By Brad the Guitar Guy

        from DC Area

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        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

        Does the job very well. Having the built in cutter is huge, since I'm always losing my wire cutters, and the scissors on my Swiss army knife can barely make it through a low E string. And I'm getting too old to keep using my teeth to trim the excess strings. It was OK when I was in my 20's, but I'm in my 40's now and I think my teeth are getting weaker. Maybe I need more calcium in my diet. I'll start buying the Oranje Juice with the added calcium. But anyway, yeah, great little tool, well worth the extra cost when compared to the cheap plastic 3.00 winders. Also the bridge pin puller works very well, that should also save me some dental bills!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great! But not for a Warwick.

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

        This is a very handy tool. The string cutter is nice. My only problem is I primarily use my Warwick and with the angle of its tuning keys I would not recommend this for use with a Warwick.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Handy Lil' Tool

        By Paul Lowery

        from Schenectady, NY

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        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

        I just recently got this as a Christmas present and I have to admit it's a handy little tool. It makes removing and replacing strings a lot easier. And also, the built in string cutter is pretty cool to, it's just a little difficult to figure out at first, but after you get it the first time it's smooth sailing from there. Overall, good tool for 8 bucks

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Muat have

        By Jdaly

        from long island ny

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        Verified Buyer

        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

        This thing is so useful speeds up changing strings tremendously. The wire cutter and peg pryer is great alone

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very useful.

        By Loopio

        from Tucson, AZ

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        Comments about D'Addario Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

        It works. No complaints.

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