marklcfc
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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,
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#2
If you don't take them off immediately your guitar will snap in half.
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Quote by derek8520
If you don't take them off immediately your guitar will snap in half.


Sheesh

Nothing major will happen
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Ive not re-strung my Stat yet, because I just got it. But what do you mean Right to Left?
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#6
Actually, I don't even understand what you've done...
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#7
I did not realize there was a specific order you had to change the strings in.
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I just went through the nuts what I assumed was the wrong way, I didn't know I should start over.
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#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.
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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.
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#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.
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#13
Just get another set of strings and restring it correctly. Consider the first set, the cost of your first stringing lesson.
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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.
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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.
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#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.
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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!
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#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).
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#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.
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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.
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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".
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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.
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#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.
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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.
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I think the OP put the strings around the tuning pegs backwards.


I'm kidding
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