#1
I just tried to restring my les paul (never done it before) and broke the low E whilst trying to bend it with my hands near the tuners (was following some instructions on the net) and basically i kinda bent it twice so it broke, now i dont have a complete set and the old ones are gone. So at the moment there are no strings on the guitar. Can this affect the neck because there is no tension on it from the strings? Im really worried about it now not to mention im meant to be jamming tomorow and would like to use the LP, what are the chances that i can get a shop to restring it if i went in as soon as the store opened would it get done by lunchtime, or would they take days to get around to it? And i would appreciate serious replies and not insults because i own a LP and i cant restring my stupid teacher never tought me after i asked and asked
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#3
Yeah man, I'd get some strings on it as soon as I could... There's quite a bit of force applied to the neck by the truss rod to compensate for the string tension.... Chances are that it will be ok, but it can damage the neck if left without strings..
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#5
Over time it isn't healthy for the neck - but it's not exactly going to snap if you don't restring it in uder a minute or anything.
Also don't get it restrung - just buy another set and get it right, you'll need to know soon enough and it's not rocket science. Don't know what instructions you were following but for an LP it involves little more than pulling the string though the tuning peg hole (don't leave tons of slack or you'll be winding for ages and the strings won't settle well), giving it a slight kink to prevent slipping and then tightening to pitch. Many guitarists also pass the free end of the string through the tuning peg twice making a knot - it can keep things more stable though isn't at all necessary.
#8
^ Very funny wise arse

...Links to some good instructions???
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#10
Quote by guitar_guru_28
^ Very funny wise arse

...Links to some good instructions???

I just put it in the hole, wind it once around and under the string, then wind the string. I know a few people who do the "locking" method here, though: http://www.fretnotguitarrepair.com/stringing.htm
Sincerely, Chad.
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#12
Quote by XianXiuHong
+1 @ Chad's post, that is the best way I've used to re-string a guitar, only falls out of tune in extreme temperature differences or time.

The standard or locking way?
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#14
Quote by XianXiuHong
One you posted just now

*facepalm*

I posted TWO ways. One, you simply wind the string (not the excess) around the post in the correct direction, keep tension on it, and wind. The other way (illustrated at the site) says that you take the excess and wrap it halfway around the string to lock it in.

Pick one.
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#15
You'd think that with a name like "guitar-guru" restringing would be a breeze. You can't do it with your eyes shut and eat a bowl of cheerios at the same time? Hmmm, maybe "guru" is a bit of a stretch then yes? lol
Anyway, having no strings on the guitar isn't going to destroy it. Guitars have been found in attics with no strings on them, then restrung and played just fine. Dried out wood is far far more damaging to a guitar than not having strings on it for a day or two.
#16
because it dosent have tention the neck will naturally warp you need to get it set upp
#17
One day should not be an issue. Just make sure you do it tomorrow. Or today as the case may be...