#1
I recently bought a new '62 Fender Vintage Hot Rod Strat in 3 tone sunburst. mmmmmmmm...


But! I go to change the strings today and I realize I have tuners like this:






Uh oh.

I've been playing for a few years, but all my other guitars have tuners like this:




I've never had changed the strings on anything but those ^ type of tuners.

Sooo... can't believe I'm asking... how do I change the strings on this bad boy?
#2
its like a bass man ya just put the string in the hole and wrap it around and tighten it up
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#3
i think its easier, you bend the string 90 degrees and stick it in the hole straight down, then you wind 'er up until its tight. Make sure you have a good deal of slack in the string before hand so you can wrap it around the post when winding the machines. Hope that helps some.
#4
Put the tip of the string in the hole....bring it through the cut like u know a L shape and then wind around normally....or u can lay the string across the cut and then wind around normally.
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#5
So I'll have to cut the excess until it fits in perfectly? I use D'Addario's and they have ALOT of excess string
#6
Quote by JimiVai
i think its easier, you bend the string 90 degrees and stick it in the hole straight down, then you wind 'er up until its tight. Make sure you have a good deal of slack in the string before hand so you can wrap it around the post when winding the machines. Hope that helps some.


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#7
That's neat lookin. Spiffy even. I've never restrung a guitar with that style tuners. Look alright.


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#8
Quote by DingoDance
So I'll have to cut the excess until it fits in perfectly? I use D'Addario's and they have ALOT of excess string

I read in this guitar setup guide to measure it to the second tuning post past the tuning peg the string is meant for and bend a 90 degree into the string. Cut off the excess, leaving enough to stick into the tuning peg. I have a guitar with the same sort of tuning pegs and that way has always worked for me.

Hope that made sense....
#9
well since everyone else already said how..ill just say that I like that style of tuner, easier imo enjoy it
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#10
Quote by T!AN
I read in this guitar setup guide to measure it to the second tuning post past the tuning peg the string is meant for and bend a 90 degree into the string. Cut off the excess, leaving enough to stick into the tuning peg. I have a guitar with the same sort of tuning pegs and that way has always worked for me.

Hope that made sense....


I like to wind up extra so that WHEN I break a string at the tremolo, I just snip off the leftover attached to the ball, thread the string through the ball, give it a few twists with my leatherman pliers, and reuse it.

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#11
Is there any place to buy these type of tuners? I have looked for quite a while and can't find these bass style tuners.