#1
so i got a epi les paul standard yesterday and i figured id put some ernie balls reg slinkys on it. I got them on just fine but when i went to tune the top few strings got really tight when they got close to the right tunning and 2 of the broke, am i doing something wrong? do u gotta do something different to change strings on a les paul?
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#2
you need a lot of slack mate
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#3
Are you sure you tuned them right, and not like one octave higher?
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#4
well an octave lower and they were really loose so i dunno what the deal is. But one question when u put strings in do u pull on the string threw the tuner so its tight? cause i do that and maybe thats why there like that?
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#5
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well an octave lower and they were really loose so i dunno what the deal is. But one question when u put strings in do u pull on the string threw the tuner so its tight? cause i do that and maybe thats why there like that?


That could be it, yes. Leave some slack for it to wind around the tuner. I don't see why it'd snap if you just tune it to the right note, but that could still be it.
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#6
You want about 2 loops around the tuner.
On the higher three strings that becomes a minimum, but on the low E, especially with heavier strings, more than 2 may jam up the tuner.
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