#1
Hey all!
I have a previous thread about how to stretch your strings, but i have another question now!
If i tuned my guitar up a few half steps and then left it for a couple of hours, would the strings stretch themselves? Or should i just manually stretch them by hand? I ask this, because my fingers are really sore from the hand method!!
Thanks all! I appreciate the help!
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#2
Just stretch them yourself...

How are you stretching them that hurts your fingers??

Just pull em up from the fretboard.
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#3
Thats a great idea. I like it. I want to try it.

What I do is pull the strings upward away from the fretboard up and down 4 or 5 times until it feels strenuous and clicks a few times.
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If i tuned my guitar up a few half steps and then left it for a couple of hours, would the strings stretch themselves?

thats what i do. i tune to F# standard, leave it for a night, then tune to E standard the next morning and play.
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#5
i personally dont believe in the string stretching theory. i think its retarded to sit there and dick around pulling strings this way and that. what i do when i put new strings on, is tune it up, play the ****er for about 5 minutes, re tune and its good to go. 8 or 9 years of doing that and i've never had to stretch my strings.
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#6
What is there to "believe"?

It's not like evolution or something...

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^i had those people ringing doorbells around to spread their religion thing. ejova or something? they were like, "we believe god created us..." and then i cut in: "no, there is no god. we evolved from monkeys over a course of few hundred thousand years. did u know that? what the hell did u get in middle school life science??? how the hell did u come up with god making ****?????? " then they left with a wtf face.
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^I'd let a pro look at it. Once you get into the technicalities of screws...well, it's just a place you don't want to be, friend.
#9
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Just stretch them yourself...

How are you stretching them that hurts your fingers??

Just pull em up from the fretboard.

well, i was stretching them sideways, not up and dowm, and i was using two hands. one hand went in one direction, while the other went the opposite direction. I got a few strings done, but my fingers were really sore!! I got an edge pro now, so i actually have to stretch them out. before, i never needed a whammy bar, so im new to this string stretching thing. ill try up and down, so thanks!!
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^i had those people ringing doorbells around to spread their religion thing. ejova or something? they were like, "we believe god created us..." and then i cut in: "no, there is no god. we evolved from monkeys over a course of few hundred thousand years. did u know that? what the hell did u get in middle school life science??? how the hell did u come up with god making ****?????? " then they left with a wtf face.


well technically humans and monkeys share the same primate ancestors, we did not evolve from monkeys. On the other hand you are bashing creationists so
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well technically humans and monkeys share the same primate ancestors, we did not evolve from monkeys. On the other hand you are bashing creationists so

yea sorry hahaha. if u feel offended, i'll take it off.
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yea sorry hahaha. if u feel offended, RELAX.

Fixed.

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#13
^woops. it should be "Relax... then read it again."
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