#1
Just changed the strings on my strat and thought I'd done it all good then realised I'd put the strings through the pegs the wrong way, I put them in right to left instead of left to right. So after the nut, all the strings go to the left a little instead of straight forward to each peg.

Could this a problem or am I ok to leave it until I change them next?
Last edited by marklcfc at Dec 19, 2012,
#3
Quote by derek8520
If you don't take them off immediately your guitar will snap in half.


Sheesh

Nothing major will happen
#4
Ive not re-strung my Stat yet, because I just got it. But what do you mean Right to Left?
#6
Actually, I don't even understand what you've done...
Gear pics

Quote by Cathbard
Bugera cloning Blackstar is a scandal cloaked in a tragedy making love to a nightmare.

#7
I did not realize there was a specific order you had to change the strings in.
#8
I just went through the nuts what I assumed was the wrong way, I didn't know I should start over.
#9
Do you mean that you turned the pegs the wrong way to tune up? If that's what happened, it just won't stay in tune as well 'till next time you change them.
#10
Of course you have to rotate the tuners in the opposite direction to increase or decrease the pitch now.
But nothing bad will happen as long as you do this with your left foot on derek8520's left one and with your right foot on SwoobGuitars right one.
#11
I've done it before(still do when I'm restringing and pissed off) no big deal, just makes tuning take a miniscule amount more of thought.
Yes, I'm from California, yes I like Hockey, no I do not like the Ducks, yes I like the Kings!
#13
Just get another set of strings and restring it correctly. Consider the first set, the cost of your first stringing lesson.
--- Joe ---
07 PRS CE22 || 11 PRS MC58 || 77 Bradley LPC || 95/02 Fender Strat || 99 Gibson LP DC Lite
12 Martin GPCPA4 || 06 Ovation Elite-T
Boss GT100 || Peavey Stereo Chorus 400 || Peavey Bandit 75 || Tech21 Trademark 10
#14
So as an example: You put the E through the right saddle and then put it through the D peg? And the D in the B, the B in the A, the high E in the Low E, the G in the High E?

Is it like a Cats Cradle?

You're so ****ed.
Quote by Shredwizard445
Go ahead and spend your money, I don't care. It won't make you sound better.


Quote by Shredwizard445
Sure upgrading your gear will make you sound better.


Last edited by Mephaphil at Dec 20, 2012,
#15
Quote by Mephaphil
So as an example: You put the E through the right saddle and then put it through the D peg? And the D in the B, the B in the A, the high E in the Low E, the G in the High E?

Is it like a Cats Cradle?

You're so ****ed.



I think you misunderstood, unless you're trying to be as funny as my first post.
He's strung it so that when tuning the guitar he has to turn the pegs the opposite direction to they way they should be turned.
#16
Sounds like he just has to turn the pegs in the opposite direction he usually would need to is all.

I did it all the time when I started out.
Main Rig:

Epiphone MKH Les Paul Custom 7 - Ronda
Ibanez RG8 "Scarlet" - AKA The Rambanez
Fender Strat "Danielle"/"Dani"
Line 6 POD HD Pro
Randall XL 4x12

Come join us...

Purchase list: Jim Root Tele, Jim Root Jazzmaster, MTM20
#17
Quote by derek8520
I think you misunderstood, unless you're trying to be as funny as my first post.
He's strung it so that when tuning the guitar he has to turn the pegs the opposite direction to they way they should be turned.


I think it's beyond me, but thanks for trying!
Quote by Shredwizard445
Go ahead and spend your money, I don't care. It won't make you sound better.


Quote by Shredwizard445
Sure upgrading your gear will make you sound better.


Last edited by Mephaphil at Dec 20, 2012,
#18
I usually manage to do this with 3+3 headstocks. It won't hurt anything, but remind people if they're retuning your guitar (and you have, for some unknown reason, allowed them to live).
Quote by Wisthekiller
tl;dr How does one safely remove the smell of a corpse from a banjo?


Would you run down past the fence?

Tell us, is the black box lying?
#19
You want the string to go into the tuning peg hole from the right with the string exiting on the left side toward the turn knob. Not sure what you mean from "left to right"...that would be backwards. How would they go to the left if you put them in on the right side?



The sharp/flat direction of the tuner is in relation to which way you decided to tighten to peg in the first place.

Remove the strings and reinstall them if it bothers you. I have removed strings from a guitar and put them back on with no issues. I recently did this when adding a push pull pot onto my Strat.
#20
If it bothers you, just loosen them, pop them off, and put them back on the right way. If it doesn't, use them as is until your next change of strings.
#21
i'd sell the guitar if i were you. my neighbor did the same on his strat and a Yeti popped out of his freezer and ate his chihuahua and got his goldfish pregnant. if you dont get rid of it....bad things man...bad things.
or nothing bad will come of it other than a few sneers as your walking down the street and those in "the know" see you. yep... you'll be "that guy".
#22
Quote by stepchildusmc
i'd sell the guitar if i were you. my neighbor did the same on his strat and a Yeti popped out of his freezer and ate his chihuahua and got his goldfish pregnant. if you dont get rid of it....bad things man...bad things.
or nothing bad will come of it other than a few sneers as your walking down the street and those in "the know" see you. yep... you'll be "that guy".


What he said.

Although I still don't get what we're talking about.
Quote by Shredwizard445
Go ahead and spend your money, I don't care. It won't make you sound better.


Quote by Shredwizard445
Sure upgrading your gear will make you sound better.


#23
If it's really crooked the nut might wear down slightly faster, or the string tree if that's the last contact point.

If the tuning pegs are lined up correctly (as in the strings are perfectly straight if put on properly), you'll probably wear the strings down before it leaves any significant damage. Don't worry about it.
Ceci n'est pas une signature.
Last edited by PsiGuy60 at Dec 21, 2012,
#24
Quote by Mephaphil
What he said.

Although I still don't get what we're talking about.


I think the OP put the strings around the tuning pegs backwards.
#25
Quote by Huge Guy
I think the OP put the strings around the tuning pegs backwards.


I'm kidding
Quote by Shredwizard445
Go ahead and spend your money, I don't care. It won't make you sound better.


Quote by Shredwizard445
Sure upgrading your gear will make you sound better.


#26
Quote by Mephaphil
I'm kidding


Sarcasm detector on this brower must be disabled.
#27
My browser has a plugin that plays this if I've missed something.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgAImk7PCf0
Quote by Shredwizard445
Go ahead and spend your money, I don't care. It won't make you sound better.


Quote by Shredwizard445
Sure upgrading your gear will make you sound better.


Last edited by Mephaphil at Dec 21, 2012,