#1
When I first had to change my strings I came on here to make sure I was doing it right and someone had mentioned that you should wrap it around the peg with your fingers and then put it through the peg-hole afterwards, instead of just putting it through the peg-hole and then turning the tuning-key to wind it, because this kept it in tune better or something. I could imagine it coming unwound if you did it the second way so I took the advice and I've restrung my guitar the same way ever since then. It takes ages and I get pricked ridiculously by trying to manually bend the strings around the pegs, but it beats having to tune up every time I play.

Anyway, I'm changing them again now, and wondering if there's any point in keeping this up? Can someone explain to me exactly what the difference is between the two ways of stringing it? Do they come unwound if you thread first and loop around the peg second? I've got a regular non-locking strat style if that helps
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That is great Cathbard. Never seen it diagramed like that
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I line the hole with the fretboard and put the string straight through with 1 1/2" of slack or so. Then bend the string around the peg and wind it like the picture above shows.
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That is great Cathbard. Never seen it diagramed like that

I knicked it out of Jenny's setup thread over at EG.
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#9
The twist trick is how I've strung mine for a decade or so, save for the guitar I have fitted with Grover locking heads.

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#10
Alot of guys that gig often use the "wind three times around then through the peg method", when you break a string on stage and you need to do it as quick as possible between songs. With a little practice you can be ready to go under a minute.
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Alot of guys that gig often use the "wind three times around then through the peg method", when you break a string on stage and you need to do it as quick as possible between songs. With a little practice you can be ready to go under a minute.

Or do it properly and use a string winder. And anyway, stringing a guitar during a gig is the roady's job.
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Or do it properly and use a string winder. And anyway, stringing a guitar during a gig is the roady's job.

Too funny, man! I wish.....
I keep a spare guitar right next to me when I play, so if anything goes awry on stage, I'm only down for maybe 15 seconds. It happens.
I run the string through the winder hole, wrap it around itself 3X, then just tighten up the tuner. It ain't the prettiest way but it's f#@king fast, & never goes out of tune if you pre-stretch it first. Tune it 3 octaves sharp, then back it off. It'll be so pre-stretched that it won't go out of tune. USUALLY....


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Too funny, man! I wish.....
I keep a spare guitar right next to me when I play, so if anything goes awry on stage, I'm only down for maybe 15 seconds. It happens.


+1. Restringing during a gig? Lol. You're crazy. Always have a backup. That's precious time you're wasting.
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Or do it properly and use a string winder. And anyway, stringing a guitar during a gig is the roady's job.



Roadie? Roadie!?


The chances of me ever having a roadie is about the same as me having hoards of blue eyed teenaged groupies. So I guess I'll just have to settle for improperly strung guitars.
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+1. Restringing during a gig? Lol. You're crazy. Always have a backup. That's precious time you're wasting.


There was a time when I always brought a backup, but then I read a book where the author said "simplify" and I took that to mean "quit taking so much unneeded stuff dummy", so now it's just one guitar, one amp, and on duffle bag of cables and stuff, works for me.
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Quote by riffhog
Too funny, man! I wish.....
I keep a spare guitar right next to me when I play, so if anything goes awry on stage, I'm only down for maybe 15 seconds. It happens.
I run the string through the winder hole, wrap it around itself 3X, then just tighten up the tuner. It ain't the prettiest way but it's f#@king fast, & never goes out of tune if you pre-stretch it first. Tune it 3 octaves sharp, then back it off. It'll be so pre-stretched that it won't go out of tune. USUALLY....


No, really. I'm not joking. I actually DO THIS. And it works...

3 octaves sharp??? that doesn't pop them?
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#17
I always have at least three guitars on stage all with different tunings. If I break a string I hand it to the roady I know knows how to string a guitar (if none of them can, teach one of them to do it) and I grab another guitar, retune it and continue.
Tuning up three octaves? What wrong with grabbing the string and giving it a good stretch?
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#18
Quote by riffhog
Too funny, man! I wish.....
I keep a spare guitar right next to me when I play, so if anything goes awry on stage, I'm only down for maybe 15 seconds. It happens.
I run the string through the winder hole, wrap it around itself 3X, then just tighten up the tuner. It ain't the prettiest way but it's f#@king fast, & never goes out of tune if you pre-stretch it first. Tune it 3 octaves sharp, then back it off. It'll be so pre-stretched that it won't go out of tune. USUALLY....


No, really. I'm not joking. I actually DO THIS. And it works...

word? I hope you actually mean 3 steps, or half steps up... because I would have to imagine that a string can't be tuned THREE FULL OCTAVES above what it's supposed to be tuned to.
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word? I hope you actually mean 3 steps, or half steps up... because I would have to imagine that a string can't be tuned THREE FULL OCTAVES above what it's supposed to be tuned to.

Yeah, I was drinking somewhat heavily when I typed that
3 full steps or so, yank it tight a few times & tune down then back up to pitch. Sorry about that. Yeah, I'd think 3 full octaves would probably break some strings
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