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Strings change
« on: March 09, 2019, 04:29:36 pm »
Hi! Yesteday I did my first strings changing thing =)
I watched some videos on YouTube and then I did the job, but (as a perfeccionist) I don't know if I put them right. I do not know if there is any risk of putting the strings misplaced, so it may break or if it is just a matter of aesthetics. I have tuned them and they are all firm. I have seen that some speak of clockwise and anti-clockwise etc. In short, I do not know how much to worry about.

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Re: Strings change
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2019, 04:55:09 pm »
Hi! Yesteday I did my first strings changing thing =)
I watched some videos on YouTube and then I did the job, but (as a perfeccionist) I don't know if I put them right. I do not know if there is any risk of putting the strings misplaced, so it may break or if it is just a matter of aesthetics. I have tuned them and they are all firm. I have seen that some speak of clockwise and anti-clockwise etc. In short, I do not know how much to worry about.

Cheers.
Sorry for any english mistakes
The clockwise/ anti-clockwise refers to the tuners. So long as you’ve turned them all anti clockwise when fitting and tuning the strings and you have maybe 3 windings on each peg, you’ll be fine. The neatness of the turns is really just aesthetic unless you’ve overlapped them badly in which case the strings are more prone to break.
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Re: Strings change
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2019, 05:09:34 pm »
The only way to get better and more confident with string changes is to do more of them. It comes with time and repetition. I would find one that isn't too long winded, more show than tell. I like this one:



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Re: Strings change
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2019, 05:34:00 pm »
Thanks for the response guys :)

So basically the only risk is some string go loose or break if I didn't did the "X" thing on the guitar head/hand? There isn't any change in the strings tune or something? ;D

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Re: Strings change
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2019, 06:26:32 pm »
You don't need the knot that they do in the video. Machine heads are self
locking. Just wind the string under itself and the pressure of the string
against itself will lock it and prevent it from slipping.

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Re: Strings change
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2019, 06:38:50 pm »
Quote from: stitch101
You don't need the knot that they do in the video.
Yes it's your guitar, so string it up however you want. Find a way that suits you best.

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Re: Strings change
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2019, 07:15:53 pm »
You don't need the knot that they do in the video. Machine heads are self
locking. Just wind the string under itself and the pressure of the string
against itself will lock it and prevent it from slipping.

Ummm... by "under itself" you mean string on top of string?

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Re: Strings change
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2019, 07:16:26 pm »
Yes it's your guitar, so string it up however you want. Find a way that suits you best.

I know that, but you know, I wanna the best way of doing stuff ;D

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Re: Strings change
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2019, 11:03:27 pm »
I'm sure Justin has a video on here for replacing strings. He recommends going over the top of the string on the first wind and under the on subsequent ones (I think). Not sure if you're changing an acoustic or electric. On an acoustic just make sure the pins are firmly pushed in. As others have said practice makes perfect.
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Re: Strings change
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2019, 11:15:36 pm »
I'm sure Justin has a video on here for replacing strings. He recommends going over the top of the string on the first wind and under the on subsequent ones (I think). Not sure if you're changing an acoustic or electric. On an acoustic just make sure the pins are firmly pushed in. As others have said practice makes perfect.

Indeed he has, three in fact. One for acoustic and two for electric.  8)

https://www.justinguitar.com/guitar-lessons/how-to-change-strings-on-an-acoustic-guitar-gm-105

https://www.justinguitar.com/guitar-lessons/how-to-change-strings-on-an-electric-guitar-1-2-gm-104

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Re: Strings change
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2019, 11:32:42 pm »
I'm sure Justin has a video on here for replacing strings. He recommends going over the top of the string on the first wind and under the on subsequent ones (I think). Not sure if you're changing an acoustic or electric. On an acoustic just make sure the pins are firmly pushed in. As others have said practice makes perfect.

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Re: Strings change
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2019, 01:19:10 am »
How is it different? Do you have a classical guitar?

 

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