SG factory stringing method

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  1. donepearce

    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    Any money you are simply pulling the string through a slightly sticky nut and shifting the slack to the neck side. If it is only a cent or two that's too little to worry about.
     
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    I played for years without learning about the
    "Self locking method" of installing strings.
    AND... I was constantly tuning and re-tuning my
    instruments. In this case, ignorance is not bliss...
    Ignorance is misery.

    Once I finally learned how to self lock the strings I
    have had much less trouble. I always have to tune my
    guitars, usually before each song. But with this simple
    locking method, I have much less of that to do.

    That is stated as clearly as I know how to do.
    IMHO there is no one "right way" to string your guitar.
    But there are lots of wrong ways. Those players who are
    learning this for the first time can take my whole hearted
    recommendation.

    Those players who think they need to buy locking tuners
    can also take this recommendation. The self locking method is just as good, and you don't have to buy anything except a new set of strings.

    I have locking tuners on two of my instruments, and I
    still have to tune them too. The locking tuners do help
    that's for sure. About as much as the self locking string
    method does. And we need all the help we can get, in
    my experience.
     
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  3. living room rocker

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    It has a pre-cut Tusq nut that's supposed to be permanently lubed, but I agree my light string tug is likely pulling slack to the neck side.....prolly from those couple extra wraps I shouldn't be doing. Gonna do it right next time.....thanks for the tip guys.
     
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    I do not think that would work with the unwound strings, I can't imagine that working on the e,b,g string without additional wrapping.
     
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    It's very stable with a ½ turn or maybe ¾ a on all my guitars.
     
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  6. Gnairn23

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    This is exactly how I do it.No extra wrappings and it works great so far! I'am chuffed.
     
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    Chuff away !
     
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    I never had issues with my Fenders. Vintage style tuners are great - stick the end in the hole after trimming to size and wind on. When I got my first Gibson I discovered there was a learning curve. Properly cut nut is key. Lube the nut slots. Use the locking method of winding on the string - but not too many wraps because the most important step is stretching the strings. The more wraps the more stretching needs to be done. I have zero issues now.
     
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  9. Col Mustard

    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    this is one of those issues that is always current,
    especially on this forum.

    There have been a lot of advances in tuner technology in the last
    ten years, and the player has lots of choices in how to mount and
    tune his strings.

    I like the self locking method because it is low tech, and works on
    any instrument. Needs no batteries, needs no extra parts, can't get
    lost, and it comes back to ye player and ye human ear (aided by ye
    stomp or clip on electronic tuner).

    And the reader of this thread gets to make up his or her own mind.
    We just write what we know, or what we believe, or what we have
    experience. Each player gets to make their own choices
    and learn their own lessons.

    I learned mine pre-internet... so my lessons all came the hard way
    of course. *grins
     
  10. Gnairn23

    Gnairn23 Member

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    yeah you are right we are exposed to all thee methods of stringing on the internet, that we question if ours is the right way.
     

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