#1
i just started playing and i'm just wondering is there some art to it or what. i know how to string a lacrosse stick? can you even compare the two? i have a parlor size acoustic guitar with nylon strings.
#3
The stickied thread on the Electric Guitar board tells you everything you need to know. It will seem tricky at first but you'll pick it up quick. It takes about 20 minutes to completely remove old strings, put on a new set and tune up, once you're used to it.
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#4
Lacrosse stick is definitely harder. There is an art to stringing a lacrosse stick and it can be done technically correctly, but still not perform well.. With guitar it just needs to be done technically correctly. For that watch Youtube or look up tutorials.
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#5
Its simple. When I first started I kept breaking the high e string every time I put a new one on. So make sure you don't tighten it too tight.
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The stickied thread on the Electric Guitar board tells you everything you need to know. It will seem tricky at first but you'll pick it up quick. It takes about 20 minutes to completely remove old strings, put on a new set and tune up, once you're used to it.

Unless it's a Steinberger, they take about 30 seconds.
My tele with locking Grovers is super fast to restring too. No steinberger of course but still, mighty good. The most time consuming part is feeding the strings through from the back. I friggin love locking Grovers. I don't think I'll ever buy anything else again. Well, unless I ever buy another steiny of course.
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#7
an acoustic parlor size guitar should take around 20-30 minutes to unstring, clean, and restring for a beginner watching a youtube tutorial. its alot easier the second time around. It isnt really hard either unless you screw up a string which would have you cursing the heavens. youtube videos on the subject make it very easy to learn. theres also some stickies around UG that help alot.

dude said it takes 30 seconds to string a tele. just... no. Not physically possible. and fast tracking a string up may cause many issues.

I do recommend you take the time to clean up the guitar before putting strings on it. if the fretboard is gunky, it will feel gunky with strings over it. and make sure the strings are on the correct tuner posts(Ive screwed up a few sets of strings because of stringing on wrong post).
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dude said it takes 30 seconds to string a tele.

Your reading skills need some work.
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It can still take a little while to get my (admittedly low-end) Steinberger into stable tuning even using the calibrated strings; the floating trem needs occasional adjustments throughout the life of the strings as they weaken.

Actually getting the strings on, though, yeah :p
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oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhh my bad xD I still wouldnt consider stringing one of those in 30 secs.
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oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhh my bad xD I still wouldnt consider stringing one of those in 30 secs.

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It can still take a little while to get my (admittedly low-end) Steinberger into stable tuning even using the calibrated strings; the floating trem needs occasional adjustments throughout the life of the strings as they weaken.

Actually getting the strings on, though, yeah :p
I had one of the proper carbon fibre ones and I had no problems with stability at all. In fact it was the most stable trem I've ever used. Best trem fullstop really. But yeah, of course we were talking about restringing it, not tuning it. If you were in a hurry and already had the strings uncoiled I reckon you could do it in under 30 secs.

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oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhh my bad xD I still wouldnt consider stringing one of those in 30 secs.
You've obviously never owned one.
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