#1
Is there a way to neatly cut the strings at the tuners once finsihed so that they don;t stick out and gouge you!!??

I cut mine prety short and tried to fold them around a little but they wouldn't stay, so some of them stick out a little, the treble strings are quite sharp.
#2
i just cut them off as short as possible with wire cutters, don't have a problem after that.
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#3
yeh you will still get poked by them sooner or later but just best to avoid touching the headstock if you know there are sharp stuff on it
#4
OK, weren't sure whether to cut them right close in case they slipped, but I'll cut them back a touch shorter
#5
wire cutters, I leave about an inch of string cmoing out of the headstock on mine, and I dont cut them until at least an hour after restringing, otherwise my string might slip or something stupid like that
#6
dude... just wiggle it out... for acoustic and electric guitars, i just wiggle them out. after puttin in the strings and tuning them, i grab the part thats stickin out, bend it where it comes outta the hole, then i keep bendin it, then i wiggle it out, then it just comes right off. the lower strings, after u wiggle them, they'll snap but there will still be a little piece hangin so u gotta wiggle that out... then after that, u gotta tune again cause it'll be outta tune for all that wigglin
#7
Quote by toogoodd
dude... just wiggle it out... i just wiggle them out.


Haha, I've just been reading the sex threads, so it's obvious what wiggling things out conjures in my mind.

I cut the strings to about 2/3 of an inch long after tuning and then wind the excess round the tuner - it keeps the sharp end from sticking up from the headstock into my hand.
#8
I either cut them off with pliers, or just use something blunt to bend them down so the ends face the headstock. Problem solved.
#9
I cut them as close as possible, but I can't find my good wire cutters. So i have to use scissors. lol
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#10
on gigs, i would be shorten them just a little so if it snaps (my always snaps on the bridge part). I cut the part where it broke just a little, and put it back in my floyd (dunno if it works on a hardtail guitar?). I would be leaving the g,b,and high e without cutting since they break the easiest....
#11
There's a scene in the movie Desperado where Antonio Banderas hits a guy in the face with the headstock of his guitar. Can you say "laceration?"

just use something blunt to bend them down so the ends face the headstock.

That's what I do.
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His acoustic didn't sound good with wah pedal, I suppose.
#12
^ Nice.

I just cut em short and pushed them around a little. JD