#1
I'm thinking about putting up an ad on craigslist for changing people's guitar strings. Charge $10 for acoustic and regular electric, $15 for FR's. Just as a way to make a bit of extra gear spending money, and I love changing strings on guitars so it'd be a win-win. I know most guitarists change their own strings, but I imagine there's newbies out there that can't/don't want to. Also I'd show them how to do it so they can do it next time on their own.

I could also hardtail a FR for... $30 I guess?

They either provide the strings they want or pay $5 extra for me to provide strings. (D'Addario. 10's for electric, 12's for acoustic)

Opinions?

...or am I just crazy?
#2
... I'd never pay someone for chaging my strings, let alone that much =/


but heck, if you know people that do...
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#3
The only people who would pay that much to change strings are complete idiots, and you should do it!
#4
yep you're crazy, changing strings is usually done for free at most music stores. so bad idea.
#5
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I'm thinking about putting up an ad on craigslist for changing people's guitar strings. Charge $10 for acoustic and regular electric, $15 for FR's. Just as a way to make a bit of extra gear spending money, and I love changing strings on guitars so it'd be a win-win. I know most guitarists change their own strings, but I imagine there's newbies out there that can't/don't want to. Also I'd show them how to do it so they can do it next time on their own.

I could also hardtail a FR for... $30 I guess?

They either provide the strings they want or pay $5 extra for me to provide strings. (D'Addario. 10's for electric, 12's for acoustic)

Opinions?

...or am I just crazy?



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#6
haha, alright, nevermind then. Just throwing an idea out here since I'm randomly brainstorming at 4:30AM.... too much daydreaming about gear I can't afford, it gets the best of ya, haha.

ah well. XD
#7
May as well give it a shot.

If it works, thats great. You found an easy way to make money.

If not, big deal... its not like you lose anything.
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#8
Try it.
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#9
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haha, alright, nevermind then. Just throwing an idea out here since I'm randomly brainstorming at 4:30AM.... too much daydreaming about gear I can't afford, it gets the best of ya, haha.

ah well. XD



this should deffinitely be in the "you know you're addicted to gear when" thread
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#10
It might work...some beginners might have no idea how to, and may not have a GC near them.
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#11
For that much, you better be throwing in a setup too.

"Newbies" won't be looking on Craigslist for people to change their strings for them...
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#12
Its too much to charge, $15 for an electric guitar (including string cost), you could offer to set up the guitars (intonation etc) and restring them for a slightly higher price though. And also, it isn't that hard to work out how to change a string for the beginners, I managed to just work it out myself, but there are loads of guides on the internet, and if they have a guitar teacher he might do it for free.
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#13
I say why not.
If someone will buy a piece of toast on ebay because the burn pattern on the toast looks like JC, then I'm sure there are people out there who will pay for guitar stringing.

However, you might advertise as teaching them how to do it, not just doing it for them.

That's actually not a bad idea, may do it myself.

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#14
So you want someone to pay you to change their strings - I presume you're going to visit their home at a time of their choosing to do it, cos only an idiot would think someone will buy some strings, pack their guitar, take it to a strangers house, leave it there and pick it up again and pay for the privilege!
#15
I remember when I was a begginer it would cost me 20-25 for a string change plus the pack of strings. That's in Canada so in the US I think 10-15 is a good price.
#16
it doesnt take that long

i done mine in 10-15 min max
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