#1
How in the world do guitarists change strings?! I've only been playing for 1 and 1/2 years so I didn't expect to be able to do it easily, but wtf...it's so hard for me, how much work did it take for you guys to string your guitars by yourself and do it right?!
#2
What are you having trouble with exactly? I was changing my own strings after only playing two months.... and I've only owned floyd rose guitars....

More details please
#3
depends on the type of bridge. but you get used to it.

if you have questions about stringing, there's a Q and A in the basics section.
Jenneh

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#5
Quote by jj1565
depends on the type of bridge. but you get used to it.

if you have questions about stringing, there's a Q and A in the basics section.

Thanks for the info.
#6
you gotta put some tension on the string while your winding, dont leave the string too long, or its not going to fit. allow enough string to wrap around the peg 2 or 3 times, no more
#8
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I can't get it like wound around the tuner or w/e, that's what I'm having trouble with...



http://www.elixirstrings.com/products/howtostring_electricstandard.html

that's a pretty easy way to string.

you want to leave a couple inches slack, and try to hold the string in place as you turn the tuner. (a string winder) and a friend's hand can help a bunch.
Jenneh

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#9
Do some research online, theres a few different methods.... Usually it should take a few minutes tops for hard tails. Floating trems take longer, but those still shouldnt take too long if done correctly. Id say 5-10 minutes for hard tail, to remove the strings, install the new ones and stretch them. Floating dont know havent timed myself but i would say 15-30 if you dont have any tuning issues...
#10
i changed my own strings from the beginning...i was under the impression thats what most people did...

umm youtube?
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#11
why in the hell are you just changing them now?
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#12
Well I just changed my strings successfully, and I'm happy about it! But I'm missing one string that I need to change but oh well I did it! Wow I feel kinda pathetic that it took me this long to learn.
#13
Don't feel pathetic, I got my guitar set up for me the first 3 times I changed strings, then did them myself afterwards once I knew what I was doing and was sure I knew what I was doing. It takes a little practice but you'll be able to change stings like nothing soon enough
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#14
Dude..it's just changing strings. Hell I just swapped pickups myself after a year of playing. Mind you I made some mistakes but know I've learnt how I can do it again with more confidence.

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#15
its took my about 45 minutes on my first try...but now...it only takes me 20...30 minutes for the cleaning up of the guitar...
#16
Just buy yourself some cheapass strings set and practice with them. Use a working glove for protection just in case.
#17
I found out the hardway that slack is needed, I just stretched the string out fully and started turning, needless to say snapping occured very quickly.