Most online music shops not only have musical instruments for sale, but also sell the necessary accessories that go with the instruments. The only trouble is that they don’t exactly show you how to use them.
So when you buy new guitar strings, you’re kind of on your own. To make matters worse, putting on new guitar strings is pretty difficult if you don’t know what you’re doing. Conversely, it’s a cinch if you know what to do.
Instead of struggling with your acoustic guitar, here’s a few tips to help.
Get Rid of the Old Strings.
The first thing you’re going to want to do is to get rid of the old strings. turn your tuning keys down and down and down until the strings are loose. Then, reach in to your guitar and pop out the bridge pins, which are special little pieces of sound equipment that hold the strings in. Once those are out, you should be able to remove your strings.
Put the New Strings Into the Bridge Holes.
Now, bust out those new strings and put them in the appropriate bridge holes, capping them with the pins when done. Place your finger over the bridge pins and tug on the string to ensure that they’re in. This creates tension and will keep the string from falling out.
Thread the New Strings Through the Peg Holes.
Once your sound equipment has its new strings in, put them through their peg holes one at a time. Leave a good bit of slack, which will wind around the tuning peg, or else you’ll run out of string to tune. Then, turn the tuning key to the right (always the right), until it’s nice and taut on your sound equipment. Repeat this step for each string, and then tune your sound equipment, and there you have it!
Whether you’re a big fan of DR handmade strings, Dunlop guitar strings, or some other such brand, you can use these tips to restring your favorite piece of sound equipment quickly, and effectively. If you have any questions about restringing your prized piece of sound equipment, feel free to ask in the comments.