How NOT to string a guitar...

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

  1. Daktari9

    Daktari9 Gretschie

    Dec 17, 2010
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  2. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    When I was starting out I used 2 or 3 string winds(the first over, the rest down) to increase string angle, and locking them in the process.
    Now I use a single locking wind, and it hardly makes a difference for tuning stability IMO. It is a bit more convenient(quicker and easy).
  3. r0de0

    r0de0 Gretschie

    Jul 7, 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    Dreadlocks on the Dreadnought.
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  4. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Too many winds. Fewer helps to stabilize tuning faster and better.
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  5. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    I do the same thing but only lock on the unwound strings and it's not even a lock in the traditional sense. But also, I find that tuning stabilizes faster because all those winds tend to respond to the tension randomly. And I think increasing angle is over rated as I think you're saying too. Enough is enough and the nut is designed for a specific angle. More just makes the strings bind more.
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  6. giffenf

    giffenf Synchromatic

    Oct 26, 2008
    Los Angeles
    I will readily admit that sometimes I overshoot the anticipated required slack in order to get enough winding on the peg and end up with almost enough turns to create an electromagnet, but at least I've never done this:
  7. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Well, you never know when you'll need a little more string. :D
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  8. Merc

    Merc Country Gent

    May 6, 2017
    I bet that intonation was spot on.
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  9. not_man_davo

    not_man_davo Synchromatic

    Feb 13, 2015
    "I like to call this piece 'Prelude to a glass eye'".

    seriously, this picture make me nervous.
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  10. Scooter127

    Scooter127 Synchromatic

    Feb 25, 2019
    I used to do that but hated the way it looked and cut 'em these days.

    Back in my college daze I knew some duuuuuude guys that like toooootally played guitar and they swore you could hear a difference in sound between a cut and uncut string. Utter nonsense.

    /Strings have already been cut length
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2019
  11. Scooter127

    Scooter127 Synchromatic

    Feb 25, 2019
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  12. Flouswa

    Flouswa Country Gent

    Wait...….what???? I'm trying to figure out how the heck that would even work!
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  13. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Now that is just too cute:D
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  14. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz

    I thought I looked really cool with strings coiled on my acoustic in m the 70’s. That ended when I got my first good electric.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2019
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