#1
Hi, I haven't played acoustic for about a week becuase of a broken string. I finally bought strings just now (Elixir Gauge 12's) and I need help. I'm on the low E string (.052 I believe? I'll check in a second) and the peg to keep the string in the bridge won't fit all the way in. I will not force it because I don't want to damage the bridge. I usually use Gauge 10's but they broke too easily.

Help: Does it matter if the peg isn't all the way in?
How can I make the peg go all the way in?

EDIT: I am now stress-eating.
#2
Don't force it indeed, but see if the string is inside in an odd way, because the bridge pins shouldn't be a problem to take in or put out as far as I know.


EDIT: chill out man! Your guitar is fine, everyone has trouble restringing, nothing is going to happen for having a string off for a bit longer. . nothing is going to rip off and smack you in the face.
#3
Just make sure the string is in the pin groove corrctly. The sound really won't change, but there is a possibility of the pin popping out later. If it's a cheap guitar, then force it to stay. Just make sure you can get it out later.
#4
Quote by confusius
Don't force it indeed, but see if the string is inside in an odd way, because the bridge pins shouldn't be a problem to take in or put out as far as I know.


EDIT: chill out man! Your guitar is fine, everyone has trouble restringing, nothing is going to happen for having a string off for a bit longer. . nothing is going to rip off and smack you in the face.



I've re-strung my guitar like a billion times (not really ) and this has never been a problem. I've tried making it so just the littlest amount of string is inside the bridge and still the peg will not fit.

Does it matter what order you string? I usually work EADGBE but I decided to go EBG than to low E (and now I'm stuck).
#5
Quote by _Ox_
Just make sure the string is in the pin groove corrctly. The sound really won't change, but there is a possibility of the pin popping out later. If it's a cheap guitar, then force it to stay. Just make sure you can get it out later.


It's actually quite a nice guitar. 30+ years old, but a very nice guitar. Yes the way I was trying to do it, the pin was in the groove.
#9
I think you might just have fat strings. Also, Elixer has that coating on it. That might add a bit to it's diameter.