#1
And the strings are like way too long. They are wound around the pegs like till the whole peg is covered and then over-laped. Is this really bad? Can i leave it like this? Can i add the top three strings? Or will it create problems? The new strings don't seem to want to stay in tune.
#2
You're supposed to cut them.
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#3
Unwind it, pull the feed through the tunning peg some more before you start winding. You can cut off excess.
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#4
And new strings usually do come out of tune because your puttin tension on them, They'll stop after a lil while of playing

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#6
I typically pull the string approximately 1 to 1.5" past the tuner and bend it at a 90* angle with my fingernail, then cut the excess about 1" past the bend. I stick the bent part into the tuner, then wind. On the first revolution I wind the string OVER the tuner hole, then remaining winds below the tuner hole. This squeezes the string which helps prevent it from slipping. I like to wind up with around 3 revolutions on the peg. After you restring a few times you'll get a good feel for how much extra length to leave on the strings, but 1.5" past the tuner is a good place to put your bends as a starting point.
#7
You cut them with a cutting tool of any kind.

And why whouldn't you be able to change the other three strings?
#8
Try have only 5 winds at the tuning peg. then cut them with pliers (the sharp bit just below the actual plier part)
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#9
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what do i cut them with?


Wire cutters, dikes, scissors (with enough patience), serrated knives, Bastard Sword, chainsaw, 9mm hand gun, etc.

I like to twist the excess back and forth until the metal becomes brittle and snaps off inside the tunning peg. If you left enough string wound around the post, it should be tight enough to prevent slippage (ohh the innuendo...)
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#11
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You cut them with a cutting tool of any kind.

And why whouldn't you be able to change the other three strings?


I didnt know you had to trim the excess off. I thought all the extra string on the pegs would create a problem.
#12
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what do i cut them with?


i use toenail clippers to cut my strings.
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#13
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Wire cutters, dikes, scissors (with enough patience), serrated knives, Bastard Sword, chainsaw, 9mm hand gun, etc.

I like to twist the excess back and forth until the metal becomes brittle and snaps off inside the tunning peg. If you left enough string wound around the post, it should be tight enough to prevent slippage (ohh the innuendo...)





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#15
yes, its quite alright, it isnt bad. they always overlap. stringjob kabooz. use wire cutter/pliers to snap off the excess.
#16
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And the strings are like way too long. They are wound around the pegs like till the whole peg is covered and then over-laped. Is this really bad? Can i leave it like this? Can i add the top three strings? Or will it create problems? The new strings don't seem to want to stay in tune.


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#17
OK, i trimmed them and everything is good. My guitar sounds soooooooo much better now (still not as good as the mim i am jonesin after). I used scissors. Thanks to everyone who wasn't an asshole. I mean all of you had to learn sometime.
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OK, i trimmed them and everything is good. My guitar sounds soooooooo much better now (still not as good as the mim i am jonesin after). I used scissors. Thanks to everyone who wasn't an asshole. I mean all of you had to learn sometime.

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#20
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