Be honest - do you put your strings on properly?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by soldano16, Sep 30, 2008.

Do you put your strings on properly?

  1. I'm a good boy

  2. Me bad

  3. Don't care

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  1. soldano16

    soldano16 Member

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    Supposedly this is how it should look with no more than 2 wraps.

    Are you a good boy?

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  2. bilbal

    bilbal Member

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    Do you have the rest of the description by chance?
     
  3. jackaroo

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    I don't do the knot deal. I can't stand having to fight with the strings- especially when I remove the strings. I just wind them under 2-3 times...sometimes more depending on the guitar and how much downward pressure I want over the nut. The only guitar I want to do that with is my slotheaded Duolian from '31...The tuner on the a string slips sometimes...but I'm still too lazy to do it..
     
  4. baimun

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    I use locking tuners on all my guitars... so I have less than two wraps on every string. ;)
     
  5. buddastrat

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    Nah. Just stick it through and wind. Much simpler stringing and unstringing, and it holds tune fine. That tying stuff is goofy, and totally unecessary.
     
  6. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    I do now, but only after my tech beat it into my thick head, a couple years back. LOL!
     
  7. jaycee

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    Me too.
     
  8. mprvise

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    Who made this decision?
     
  9. Simto

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    I put them on like that, but most of my guitars also have locking tuners... but i think they are a b*** to restring.
     
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    There are many ways of doing it. That is just one but not the only way.
     
  11. captainchair

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    That's actually one thing I am really bad at... all my guitars look like a 4 year old restrung them. They stay in tune though and work just fine
     
  12. soldano16

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    The point was that as the string is being wound around the post, that winding is applying distorting pressures to the string. So best to have minimum windings. That does seem to make a certain amount of sense but who knows.

    It also seems to make sense to have a minimum of string doing nothing but being wrapped around the post. Just more string that can stretch and affect tuning.
     
  13. Sean French

    Sean French Supporting Member

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    I know a lot of people do the one wrap up and two wraps down to lock the string.Personally,I don't like this method and it's a pain in the ass to get the strings off the posts when it's time for a restring.
    I use two wraps for the low E and A strings,three for the D and 4 or so for the plain strings.
    My guitars always stay in tune.

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    I learned the "proper" method from a Gibson rep when I used to work in a music store. It worked well so I kept doing it.
     
  15. soldano16

    soldano16 Member

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    You never tune?
     
  16. Sean French

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    Good one.:AOKYou know what I mean.Once I tune up for play they stay in tune.No slipping etc.:moon
     
  17. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey, it was in tune when I bought it!
     
  18. Flyin' Brian

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    I do that on the plain strings. On the wound strings I do approximately 2 wraps; 1 over then 1 under the end that come through the hole. Because of the shape of the peg, those two wraps squeeze the end part and hold it in place.
     
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    I always do the wrap down thing.... 2 wraps for the wound strings, 5 or more for the unwound...

    I don't have any tuning issues and stick with the "if it ain't broke" method.
     
  20. Structo

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    Really depends on the type of tuners you have.
     

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