#1
Hello

Well I recently re-stringed my guitar (or attempted to) and managed to get a couple of them done well but a few of them don't look so great. I completely screwed up the 6th string and it's barely wound around the tuning post thing, I managed to get it in tune and everything but does it being poorly wrapped effect it a lot? (i.e. will the string go out of tune faster, etc?)

Should I re-string it again? Thanks
#3
i've heard it does effect it, but im not totally sure.
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#4
yeah man it will **** you up in the tuning department
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yeah man it will **** you up in the tuning department

Stop talking.

If the string holds, it holds. If it doesn't, then you need to restring your instrument. I suggest you learn how to properly string one: http://www.fretnotguitarrepair.com/stringing.htm
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#6
if it's not wound around the post properly, the string can sometimes slip around the post and then you need to tune all over again.

my advice when you restring is to pull the slack string(that hover's over the fretboard) taught as you wind the string around the post. it really works for me. ever since i've done this, restringing has been a LOT easier. the string naturally coils down when you pull pull it tight.
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if it's not wound around the post properly, the string can sometimes slip around the post and then you need to tune all over again.

my advice when you restring is to pull the slack string(that hover's over the fretboard) taught as you wind the string around the post. it really works for me. ever since i've done this, restringing has been a LOT easier. the string naturally coils down when you pull pull it tight.

I was assuming the string slack was already cut. Though it weakens the string and has the potential for breaking, you can rewind it correctly if the slack is there.
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Stop talking.

If the string holds, it holds. If it doesn't, then you need to restring your instrument. I suggest you learn how to properly string one: http://www.fretnotguitarrepair.com/stringing.htm


No, he's right.

If you string a guitar properly (2-3 perfect wraps in the correct direction on each string) stretch the strings, and have half-decent tuners, you should BARELY ever have to tune the guitar until you change strings again. my gibson stays rock solid in tune for multiple days if i install the strings right. no locking tuners, no locking nut, nothing..

however if you **** up and put the strings on all wrong, (wrong direction, no wraps)it's hard enough to GET the guitar in tune let alone keep it there..
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No, he's right.

If you string a guitar properly (2-3 perfect wraps in the correct direction on each string) stretch the strings, and have half-decent tuners, you should BARELY ever have to tune the guitar until you change strings again. my gibson stays rock solid in tune for multiple days if i install the strings right. no locking tuners, no locking nut, nothing..

however if you **** up and put the strings on all wrong, (wrong direction, no wraps)it's hard enough to GET the guitar in tune let alone keep it there..

Precisely. This means that the string is slipping and is not actually held onto the post. Like I said, it either holds onto the post, or it doesn't.
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#10
tell me to stop talking! eat my ass
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Clever.
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necessary? I think not.

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#13
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necessary? I think not.

In his defense, I suppose my first reply was a little hasty and uncalled for.
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^ maybe so. but at the same time, he could have just ignored it.

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^ maybe so. but at the same time, he could have just ignored it.

And in my defense, I wanted to steer away from bad advice. Back when I wound strings poorly (as a wee kid) I never had tuning problems except for when a string broke. That's really the biggest risk of improper winding. Otherwise, the guitar will keep slipping. While this seems like it's going out of tune, it is actually simply pulling out of the slot. Eventually, it will either remove itself entirely or be a dead string (knotted around the post, but impossible to hold, so it cracks and slips before achieving tension over and over).
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#16
It still never ceases to amaze me at how fast some of these threads can go right down the shytter in just a couple of posts. That's reason one why I'm hesitant to post in them at times. The one about china made guitars I'm avoiding like the plague.
It'd be extremely helpful to each threadstarter if we could all (myself included) make a consious attempt to stay on topic in the future, not bicker back and forth. This is not the pit after all.
Lenny, did you manage to get your guitar strung up properly? The link Chad posted is a good way of doing it, tho I don't personally use that method. Mine is a bit different in that I tend to make sure that I have one full wrap above the tuner post hole, and 2 or 3 full wraps below it. The hourglass shape to the post hole forces the string wraps toward the hole, squeezing everything tight. That very first wrap on top is THE most important one because as it passes over the free end of the string (the one you would snip off later) it locks the string in place on the post. Followed by the 2 or 3 wraps below the hole, which due to the shape of the post, will force those wraps up against the hole from the headstock side out. It's a clamping effect. Get it? Got it? Get to it!
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It still never ceases to amaze me at how fast some of these threads can go right down the shytter in just a couple of posts. That's reason one why I'm hesitant to post in them at times. The one about china made guitars I'm avoiding like the plague.
It'd be extremely helpful to each threadstarter if we could all (myself included) make a consious attempt to stay on topic in the future, not bicker back and forth. This is not the pit after all.
Lenny, did you manage to get your guitar strung up properly? The link Chad posted is a good way of doing it, tho I don't personally use that method. Mine is a bit different in that I tend to make sure that I have one full wrap above the tuner post hole, and 2 or 3 full wraps below it. The hourglass shape to the post hole forces the string wraps toward the hole, squeezing everything tight. That very first wrap on top is THE most important one because as it passes over the free end of the string (the one you would snip off later) it locks the string in place on the post. Followed by the 2 or 3 wraps below the hole, which due to the shape of the post, will force those wraps up against the hole from the headstock side out. It's a clamping effect. Get it? Got it? Get to it!

I do it the same way, incidentally. That was just the first illustrated link I pulled up on Google.
Sincerely, Chad.
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