Sunday, 21 Oct 2018

How to Re-String Guitar

Guitars are considered some of the most popular music instruments in the world. Their popularity comes from their high versatility. There are so many music genres that incorporate the beautiful notes of the guitar. Most of the songs we hear on the radio have a guitar in them at some point. It is also very popular thanks to the fact that it can be learned quite easily for an amateur level. We see that many campers like to take a guitar with them to have music near the camp fire. There are so many beautiful music moments in the history that are linked to this music instrument. But probably the hardest thing about it is to re-string it. We have listed some tips on how to re-string your guitar to help you enjoy your favorite music instrument.

Prepare a Space

First, you will need a very clean place to re-string your guitar. Any dirt or dust may harm the strings and you will have to do it all over again. Before you start taking the strings out it is advised to also clean the guitar itself. There are countless famous musicians that keep their guitars in a poor shape on purpose but when they re-string it they clean it to make sure that the process is correct.

Gather all the necessary materials. You will need a guitar tuner, strings, a cloth, wire cutter and guitar cleaner spray. The strings can be chosen based solely on your personal taste. From a point on, you will know what strings suit your style the most. Don’t tune your guitar with strings that you don’t like because you will not be pleased with the sound. Also, don’t combine different types of strings, no matter how cool and innovative this may sound. You will only end up with a strange noise and lack of musical balance.

Be Careful

Balance the neck of your guitar. You can do this by using special equipment found in the guitar store or with home materials like a small pillow. Balancing the neck is very important in the process because it will give security and smoothness. Don’t put the neck on an unbalanced or dirty surface because you may jeopardize the process.

To take the strings out you need to lose each one of them with a tuning key. This is a very delicate process and you need to do it carefully to prevent a tuning key from breaking or hurting yourself with a flying string. Once the string is loose, unwind it and take it out. Remove the bridge pins from the bridge and take the string out completely.

Place the new string in the bridge pin and secure it back. Take the string up to the neck and take it through the tuning post and pull. Then you can wind it securely. Wind up the string using a string winder. After you did this with all the strings tighten them up and use the tuner to get the perfect sound.