The Perfect Way to put strings...

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  1. alialxnunez

    alialxnunez Strat-Talk Member

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    Hey guys,

    I´m trying to see which can be the perfect way to put strings.

    Today I had a really unfortunate event, while I was changing the strings the high E string snapped from the part of the tuner.

    So I´m trying to see how to avoid that.

    I may add that the string already had a tension point in the part where the tuner is. So it maybe that thing that made snapped it.

    Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too.

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    If it was already bent and pre-stressed, that could certainly do it. They tend not to like being bent multiple times.
     
  3. StummerJoe

    StummerJoe Senior Stratmaster

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    What @Mr. Lumbergh already said, and sometimes you just get a bunk string.
     
  4. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    It could easily be a sharp edge on the tuner. They occasionally need a little attention from a file and/or sandpaper.
     
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    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    It happens!
     
  6. guitarman1984

    guitarman1984 Senior Stratmaster

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    Vintage tuners, they never fail. No risk for punctures, and that's among the only tuner where you can remove the string and still put it back without problems, and you can do it multiple times!
     
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    jvin248 Senior Stratmaster

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    If you overlap turns on the post, the small radius wire can break itself.
    It's the equivalent of stepping on a lego barefoot.

    A second installation of a string tends to overlap easier than a fresh string, so you just have to look closely that you have a tight uniform coil of wire before you run up to pitch.

    Don't use string 'knots' trying for retention or those are doing the same thing, plus are annoying to remove.

    Pro roadie string change method I came across: Bring the string up from the bridge, wrap the string from the 'bottom up' 3 times for the wound and 4 times for the straight strings, thread the hole, and pull tight. A few quick turns on the post and you're going up to pitch. This is better and faster than any other method I tried. Nearly as fast as buying locking tuners to change strings faster.

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