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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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Planet WavesPro-Winder String Winder/Cutter
 
4.4

(based on 107 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (75)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (38)
  • Easy to use (33)
  • Good quality (33)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Practicing (12)
  • Concerts (10)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (30), Novice (6), 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

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 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 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 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 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 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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                2.0

                The old design was better

                By OldCoyote

                from Central Illinois

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                Pros

                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                • Difficult To Use
                • Klutzy Design

                Best Uses

                • Backup

                Comments about 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.

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                5.0

                Intelligently Designed

                By R

                from DC

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

                    I had been using pliers to cut my strings and damaged the finish of the headstock and tuning machine. After using one of these to restring my friend's guitar I had to buy one. Great product. Cuts, winds and lifts.

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                    5.0

                    Great Product

                    By guitarplaynguru

                    from Alexandria, La.

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All-n-1
                      • Peg Puller

                      Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

                      Great all-n-one string changing tool!

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                      5.0

                      A "must have" guitar tool!

                      By ColsTiger

                      from Columbus, GA

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                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

                        An ingenious and indispensable tool for any guitar player.

                        The one constant of playing guitars is that your strings are going to corrode, break, or lose their brightness. Having good string changing tools in your gig bag are necessary whether you're playing in local gigs or just weekend stringpulls.

                        The Pro-winder string winder/cutter not only winds your tuning pegs and cuts your extra string ends off, it also includes a handy bridge pin puller so you don't scratch up your bridge with a butter knife or a set of needle-nosed pliers.

                        For the price, everyone should own one.

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                        4.0

                        Pretty good, overall

                        By FlatPicker

                        from Springfield, OR

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                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                        • Too Small For Bridge Pins

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Planet Waves Pro-Winder String Winder/Cutter:

                          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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