are my strings improperly winded?

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  1. still.ill

    still.ill Member

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    Sounds like a clean cut case of "grabby nut" to me. The string is probably getting caught in the nut, and "snapping" in and out of tune.
     
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    If you had to stretch it for 20 minutes, yes, there's something wrong. You don't need to tie knots in it though. I cut the string so that it's about 1 1/2" longer than the bridge to tuning peg. Put the string through the peg so that about 1/4 - 1/2" inch sticks through. Bend that down and tighten the string so that the wraps go over the end part of the string. The pressure from the wraps over the end of the string will hold it in place. Stretching shouldn't take more than 3 or 4 good pulls and retunes.
     
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    Is that prison lingo?:roll
     
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    I put sperzels on all my guitar.. it just makes life easier.
     
  6. moo cow

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    what kind of strings are you using? some strings like DR's have a round core that will allow the winding to start to unravel a bit and will give you tuning nightmares. you need to bend the string in a 90 degree bend BEFORE you cut it to eliminate this.
     

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