#1
sorry if this is wrong forum but i thought this fitted here more than electric guitar.

mkay, I just re-strung my guitar earlier. Ive only done it a few times over the year and by far it is the worst string change I have done. One of the big problems is that, although I know the strings at the head should coil around the pegs at least 2-5 times, I cut the thick E string to short and ive only managed to get 3/4 of a coil around the peg.

Is this going to be an issue or something i should worry about? maybe even change the string again?Im kinda paranoid it will fly out and hit me in the eye or something.
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#2


no, It don't matter how much turns the strings make around the Pegs

On my electric guitar, the E strin (low one) makes just a half turn around it

Thats okay, i never had problems with it
#3
ehh depends onn if your set with the tunin your on or not
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#4
Hmmm well I suppose that means my thick E string will be fine. Cheers Lord. Might restring them next month though if i dont have new guitar by then

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Can you elaborate? I got a bit confused by that.
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#5
don't worry... my strings only make a turn or 3/4 or 5/4 around it, it's pretty safe, I'd say
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#6
I usually just do 1 turn or less on the low E. The thinner the strings the more turns I use generally. I might have 1 turn on the low-E, and 10 turns around the high-E.
#7
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no, It don't matter how much turns the strings make around the Pegs

On my electric guitar, the E strin (low one) makes just a half turn around it

Thats okay, i never had problems with it



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You probably won't get attacked by your string, but this makes for a poor tone from the string. The more wraps, the more secure the string is, making for a better tone. If this is just for practice... then I would leave it be and make sure to replace them when you get the chance. If you plan on performing/recording, I would replace then ASAP.
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#8
BTW, it's best to have 2-3 wraps.
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You probably won't get attacked by your string, but this makes for a poor tone from the string. The more wraps, the more secure the string is, making for a better tone. If this is just for practice... then I would leave it be and make sure to replace them when you get the chance. If you plan on performing/recording, I would replace then ASAP.


Makes sence, i think that was what i was told when told i should have inbetween 2-5 coils. Its only for practice at the moment. Im no where near "performing/recording" good yet. Like I said I might change it next month if i havent got a new guitar by then.

Thank you to all that have eased my mind so far!
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#10
IMO the turns shouldn't affect the string tone considering the fact that the tension on the open strings at a given tuning frequency would remain same irrespective of the turns it took to wind it on the peg.
I personally haven't noticed any dramatic tone change with different number of wraps around the tuner. Although 2 wraps are good enough to keep the string tight & neat