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Ball end: the brass or plastic ball, nut or ferrule affixed to one end of certain types of guitar strings.
On some types of acoustic guitars, this ball end goes into a hole in the bridge below the saddle, and a peg is then inserted into the hole to hold the end of the string in place.
On electric guitars, a similar arrangement is used, or the ball slips into a keyhole slot.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|