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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...Read More

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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 112 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (79)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (40)
  • Easy to use (36)
  • Good quality (36)

Cons

  • Difficult to use (4)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (13)
  • Concerts (10)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (33), Novice (8), Professional musician (4)

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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5.0

perfect product at the right price

By Robbie

from New Haven,CT

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

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

    The pro string winder / cutter functioned perfectly. Being new to the game, it didn't take long to get the hang of removing the bridge pegs. I had broken a string and decided to change out all with a new set of D'Addario acoustic custom light strings and this tool accomplished the process without a hitch.

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    5.0

    Great all-in-one

    By Andy

    from Pungo Creek, NC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          It's nice having all I need for string changes in one tool.

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          4.0

          Does what its supposed to

          By Phinsfan54zt

          from Fort Pierce, Fl

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              I bought this for restringing my guitars and it does everything it is supposed to. I especially love the cutter! The Pro-Winder is great for unwinding but is kind of awkward when trying to use it to wind, as its just a little strange getting it started. All in all a good product and I would recommend. Also seems very sturdy. As long as your not slamming it or jumping on it, this thing is going to survive simple drops and things of that nature.

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              5.0

              Got it again.

              By ahg

              from south east

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Had it before with my old guitar. Sold it with the Pro Winder. Got a new guitar and bought it again because it's the best.

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                  5.0

                  Super useful tool

                  By Aviv

                  from MN

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Quality
                  • Handy
                  • Quick
                  • Versatile
                  • Versitile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      Honestly, this is probably one of my most favorite tools I carry around with me. It makes changing strings so easy and quick. It will clip any strings, including bass guitar strings, without any problem. Works on my acoustic and electric guitars as well as on my bass which has the larger P-bass style tuners. The bridge pin puller is a nice addition too.

                      I keep it in my bag along with some extra strings all the time. Its so cheap too I don't know why everyone wouldn't have one.

                      My only complaint is that it gets squeaky after a while, but some silicon helped out with that.

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                      5.0

                      Surpringly useful.

                      By No nickname

                      from Keller, Texas

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

                      • A Must For Guitar Players
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

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

                        A very functional, and useful tool. It will make your life easier when stringing your guitar.
                        You will love it.

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                        4.0

                        Happy with it.

                        By Seiho

                        from Florida

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            Works great for a string winder and cutter. The bridge pin extractor didn't work as well as the ones on a regular string winder but overall I'm happy with it.

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                            4.0

                            Good product.

                            By Anna

                            from USA

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Functional
                            • Good Quality
                            • Sturdy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                                My only complain with this product is the pin puller doesn't work very well. It will get the job done, but it's very difficult. Also, when using the pin puller, if you're not careful the winder part will slap against the guitar. Overall a very good product, didn't feel cheap or like it was going to fall apart.

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                                3.0

                                Some Repairs Required

                                By wertyui

                                from nowhere

                                About Me Experienced

                                Pros

                                • Functional

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    The screw for the winder/unwinder comes loose and the unit comes apart. I used Loc Tite on the unit and it works well now. It is a decent unit but does require repairs out of the box.

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                                    4.0

                                    Useful and versitile

                                    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!

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