How NOT to string a guitar...

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drrohle, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. drrohle

    drrohle Synchromatic

    769
    Jan 3, 2014
    Hays, KS
    Saw this ad in my Videomaker magazine and had to laugh...

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  2. Sabato

    Sabato Synchromatic

    786
    Mar 22, 2019
    Massachusetts
    Holy Crap, is that a braided rug?
     
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  3. RocknRollShakeUp

    RocknRollShakeUp Synchromatic

    719
    Jun 20, 2017
    USA
    Wowza! Errr... why isn't my guitar staying in tune?DOH!
     
  4. drrohle

    drrohle Synchromatic

    769
    Jan 3, 2014
    Hays, KS
    Judging from the dust on the headstock it looks like it hasn't been played in 40 years either.
     
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  5. drrohle

    drrohle Synchromatic

    769
    Jan 3, 2014
    Hays, KS
    Obviously doesn't have a Bigsby on it either.
     
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  6. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    54
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Not at all trustworthy. OMG.
     
  7. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Oh come on now, it is so simple, no need to cut off the excess string. It is a close cousin to not cutting your strings but coiling them. Ya know, like most of us did on our acoustics in the 70’s.....

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  8. swivel

    swivel Country Gent

    May 13, 2018
    PNW
    Yeah but at least he got them on the right posts and winding the right direction!
     
  9. GlenP

    GlenP Gretschie

    322
    Jul 23, 2019
    WA
    I didn't even start playing guitar until the 80's!

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    only reason I don't have my GRETSCH in this line up is that I have not had to change the strings on it yet!
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2019
  10. Gregor

    Gregor Gretschie

    258
    Oct 17, 2018
    New Brunswick, Canada
    My guitar!!!
     
  11. LongJohn

    LongJohn Gretschie

    441
    Apr 22, 2016
    Queens, NY
    Probably took 15 minutes to get that bass e string to pitch.
     
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  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    The nut seems to be cut well.:cool:
     
  13. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
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  14. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    Sorry ...... just had too :rolleyes: IMG_1871.JPG IMG_1872.JPG
     
  15. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    70
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Well, it's obvious he doesn't own a pair of diagonal pliers.
     
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  16. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    At least they clipped the string ends
     
  17. MentalTossFlycoon

    MentalTossFlycoon Electromatic

    70
    Dec 22, 2018
    Texas
    Must be ok....the guy is playing it
     
  18. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    I'm sure that when I started playing I had something similar. Maybe not as many winding, but certainly more than I needed.
     
  19. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Synchromatic

    Age:
    53
    831
    Nov 11, 2018
    Paris, north down Montmartre hill
    When I was in a band, I was always having much too many rolls around the tuner. Then tuning had to be a 10 minutes exercise before any rehearsal or gig, pulling each string until it does no longer move the pitch. After that, I could play hours without the slightest tuning change.
     
  20. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    70
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    "Well, since they sold me all of this string, I'm gonna use it every bit of it."
     
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