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Old 2002-12-21, 03:25
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Question regarding changing strings..

This is pretty embarrassing, but in my year and a half of playing I have never successfully changed my strings by myself. I don't know what the problem is. I can't seem to grasp the concept. I've tried following numerous webpage's instructions to no avail. When I try wrapping the string around the peg it just turns into a big mess. I can sometimes manage to get the thicker strings wound okay..but I can't get a grip on the last three to pull them tight. I don't know what i'm doing wrong. I've probably gone through about 100 dollars of strings so far. Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Old 2002-12-21, 07:19
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i havnt used a guitar that doesnt have a floatin bridge for some time but my old axe still has a fixed bridge, heres how i do it:

1) get string out of packet and unwound

2) feed it through the bridge, then all the way up to the nut, through the peg

3) now, pull the string tight, and remove any string that exceeds about 3 inches from where the peg is

4) get the bare end of the string (the end that is at your peg that doesnt have the gold stopper thing on) andmake it so its inside thepeg, with a centimetre or so peekin out. This willcause the loose string to beon your guitar neck.

5) hold the cm of string with some pliers then begin to twist the peg around. Keep your finger under the loose string and pull it upwards (as in away from fretboard) slightly, do this so the string is tense, as looseness will cause it to unravel

hope they help...
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Old 2002-12-21, 08:50
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or ask somebody you know to show you
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Old 2002-12-21, 10:22
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I would but I don't know anyone that plays guitar.
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Old 2002-12-21, 12:24
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you live in detroit, have played guitar for a year and a half, and don't know ANYone else that plays guitar!!?! .....................wow!
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Old 2002-12-21, 15:20
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havnt used a guitar that doesnt have a floatin bridge for some time

same here dude lol
but yah deiflier pretty much told yah how but rember to do one string at a time or your neck will get fucked up over time
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Old 2003-01-22, 05:25
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or, if youre still not sure, get a guitar book that has some pics.

usually these books have tuning and set up advice as well.

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Old 2003-01-22, 17:52
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i havnt used a guitar that doesnt have a floatin bridge for some time but my old axe still has a fixed bridge, heres how i do it:

1) get string out of packet and unwound

2) feed it through the bridge, then all the way up to the nut, through the peg

3) now, pull the string tight, and remove any string that exceeds about 3 inches from where the peg is

4) get the bare end of the string (the end that is at your peg that doesnt have the gold stopper thing on) andmake it so its inside thepeg, with a centimetre or so peekin out. This willcause the loose string to beon your guitar neck.

5) hold the cm of string with some pliers then begin to twist the peg around. Keep your finger under the loose string and pull it upwards (as in away from fretboard) slightly, do this so the string is tense, as looseness will cause it to unravel

hope they help...


if it's because the string slips through your fingers, i would add to this:
when you put the amount of string through the peg hole, you can make
a double loop, so it will knot, and easier to wind.
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Old 2003-01-22, 20:46
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tweezers are a must
without those i would only have three strings on my guitar
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Old 2003-01-22, 21:42
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I HAVE NO PROBLEMS CHANGING MY STRINGS WITHOUT TWEEZERS. THE ONLY THING I USE ARE WIRE CUTTERS. THE WAY I DO IT IS MUCH LIKE DEFIELER SAID EXCEPT I DON'T CUT MY STRINGS UNTIL I'M DONE. I USE THE EXTRA AMOUNT OF STRING TO PULL AND THEN I USE THE OTHER HAND TO WIND THE PEG. AFTER THE STRING GOES AROUND THE PEG TWICE I CUT THE STRING. QUITE SIMPLE



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Old 2003-01-22, 21:49
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I find it's easier just to put the ball-end up by the peg. You don't have to cut it (though I do anyway), and you don't have nearly as many slipping problems. and I've never used tweezers to restring a guitar...
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Old 2003-01-22, 22:53
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i think u need the ball end for a non-floating bridge tho
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Old 2003-02-26, 00:01
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I have a question - I worked at a piano rebuilding shop for a couple of years and restrung a couple of pianos in that time. In doing this I learned that the coils of string around the tuning pin should lay on top of each other and not cross over the other coils or it will cause tuning problems and negatively affect the sound. Is this true with guitar? I have no problem with the thicker strings, but when I change the high B or E strings I have a hell of a time getting the coils straight. I know the strings are way smaller than piano strings, so I guess my question is whether it is that big of a deal. If it is, any tips on keeping the coils stacked?
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