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how many times do you wrap the string around the post bofore bending

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by jamesonellis, Dec 28, 2004.

  1. jamesonellis


    Nov 12, 2004
    like i said,how do you all thread your strings on yhe peg
  2. riotboi911


    Dec 18, 2004
    i like to not cut the string. so i use all of it to wrap
  3. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    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. :)
  4. 6-3-2


    Sep 20, 2003
    Yeah same here, about 4 inches, it gets about 4 wraps around my tuners.
  5. BlasphemyArise


    Jul 15, 2004
    i do about 4 or 5 wraps
  6. 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.
  7. 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..

  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    2-3 wraps for me, on Fender-style posts.
  11. riotboi911


    Dec 18, 2004
    never really had that problem, any of those
  12. KPJ


    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    2-3 wraps around Fender and Gotoh styles. 3/4 turn on my Schaller locking tuners.
  13. karrot-x

    karrot-x Banned

    Feb 21, 2004
    Omicron Persei 8
    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?