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Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by jamesonellis, Dec 28, 2004.
like i said,how do you all thread your strings on yhe peg
i like to not cut the string. so i use all of it to wrap
I usually cut my strings about 4 inches past the tuning post. I'm not sure exactly how many times around that is, but you get the idea.
Yeah same here, about 4 inches, it gets about 4 wraps around my tuners.
i do about 4 or 5 wraps
Four finger-widths from the post to where I cut the string, then tuck the end in the hole and wrap / tune / stretch / tune. Done.
This should give you about 3-4 wraps around the post, depending on whether you have the small machines or larger Fender-type. Should be plenty of wraps..
If you're doing that, aren't you running into problems with the string laying on top of itself on the post? That's asking for tuning problems, string breakage, and the string popping out of the nut.
I use the approximate of the distance between 3 tuners on a Fender headstock...or the equivalent of 4 inches or so.
Gives me 1-2 solid wraps around the post to cling to the starter wrap...stuff the end in the post, tune up, go.
2-3 wraps for me, on Fender-style posts.
never really had that problem, any of those
2-3 wraps around Fender and Gotoh styles. 3/4 turn on my Schaller locking tuners.
Wow I think I just learned something. I usually stick the string in the post first then wrap it once or twice and then just use the tuner. Am I doing this wrong? Could this be why I broke 2 brand new strings?