SG factory stringing method

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  1. Gnairn23

    Gnairn23 Active Member

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    Hello, I recently bought an SG Standard modern collection (2019) and the guitar came with strings strung with a lock like this, with no windings...

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    Is this a good way to string all your guitars?
     
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    Not seeing the picture
     
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    there we go
     
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    No-one?
     
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    Seeing it now, and yes, that is by far the best way to string the guitar. Puts an end to all that "string stretching" nonsense
     
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    yep , I'am happy I found this technique and then executed it pretty well.
     
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    Why did my Gibson SG Standard come with the strings strung this way and with no extra wraps?
    I thought you need extra wraps for tuning stability, then why would Gibson string their guitars like this? (the so called wrong way)
     
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    Wrong way round. Extra wraps add instability. Every wrap is a piece of string not running in exactlyu the right direction, and with the probability of looping rather than lying properly on the peg. This method guarantees that none of the happens.
     
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    thanks for the comment man :D
     
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    It is by far the best way.
     
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    Are you saying that the correct way to string it is as pictured above......no other wraps other than pictured? I've always followed the string locking method but added a couple wraps in addition to the initial interlock. I've not been happy with the finished result when adding those extra wraps though, especially on the fatter strings.
     
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    Exactly that. No more wraps.
     
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    according to the factor set up of my SG, this is correct, no wraps.
     
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    Just make sure the locking part of the string is properly trapped and won't just slip out.
     
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    My Custom Shop R8 LP came strung like that. Must be a good method, as that guitar stays in tune beautifully. Having a big 'ol thick neck helps too.
     
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    Is there a YouTube vid showing this technique? I'd like to see it.

    I've been using this technique: but this thread has me wanting to switch.
     
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    Thanks for the posts guys. I'am quite confident I was doing things the right way, the string is fully locked and guitars seem to be holding tune well!
    It's confusing with there being so many methods, and you question wither yours is the right one. I'd conclude that there is no right or wrong way, only a working way(stays in tune) which can be done with several methods.
     
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    when did gibson start doing this?
    i havent been to a store for quite awhile...the last gibson i bought new was back in 2013...and it was wound normally.
     
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    My Epi G400 seems to stay in tune quite well. I'll typically tune it once a day before practicing and that'll be sufficient for the day's playing. It may be off a cent sharp or flat from setting overnight. I'll normally give the strings a light tug before tuning and this will drop it from a cent sharp to a cent or two flat, then I'll tune upwards from there. I guess this isn't really stretching the strings.....they're not brand new and have been "broken in" but this procedure seems to work well.
     

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