#1
to lace up your strings, so it will be safe and will last long and wont get all bent up at the end that a little will snap off when you take it off and it will be too short to reinstall?
#2
you shouldnt ever be taking your strings off, then reinstalling them?
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#3
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you shouldnt ever be taking your strings off, then reinstalling them?

well whats the best way
#4
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you shouldnt ever be taking your strings off, then reinstalling them?

+1
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#5
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you shouldnt ever be taking your strings off, then reinstalling them?

This.
I'd say let a professional string your guitar until you know things like the above. Learn from them.
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#6
Put them through the tuner, but with a lot of slack.
Tune it up, there should be a lot of wraps but not overlapping.

As for them turning out too short, don't cut them so short. It's alright to have like half an inch sticking out.

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#7
what i meant by that is, if your taking your strings off your guitar, you should be putting a new set on. i dont see why you would take the old ones off if your no going to put new ones on.
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#8
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well whats the best way

buy new ones - why on earth would you want to take the strings off unless you were replacing them?
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#9
String winders - these are little handles that fit over the tuning knob, making it easier and faster to wind. Put the string through, and leave quite a bit of slack. Wind it up, making sure the winds are neat. Cut of any excess, then fine tune - use your hands for this like normal. I wouldn't recommend using the winder when tuning.

If you take your strings off, you can easily put them back on because you wound on a lot more than usual, thus it's longer.

When you get a new guitar, you notice that the strings are wound many times around the tuner, neatly - string winders allow you to do this easily. You can get cheap plastic ones for under a quid.
#10
Isn't it true that the more windings you have, the more likely/more length for the string to stretch requiring you to tune it more frequently? I heard that somewhere....not sure if its true though.

I usually end up with about two windings for each string. Also, I re-use strings all the time, as long as they look clean, feel smooth....I see no problem with it.
#11
When I've wound them on I give them a couple of good tugs, upwards. Stretches them out and speeds up the "settling in" process.