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I cant string a guitar to save a life

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Ness K
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I broke my new guyitar string this morning trying to put it on. :cry: :x

"The Beauty of Music is my Sanity. Without it, I would simply lose my gravity, and blow away with the breeze." - Ness K(Aka Matt Harris)


   
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Ignar Hillström
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Is it the same string always? Does it break at the same spot? If so, take your guitar to a guitarshop and have them look at it. If it's the process of putting a new string on check this: http://guitar.about.com/library/weekly/aachangingstringsa.htm

Else go back to where you bought it and ask if they could please show you how to apply the strings. Usually it's not too much of a problem if it ain't too busy. DId the same with my violin last week. Yeah, it's emberassing, but we all need to learn it one time or another.


   
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Ness K
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yeah, i really need to learn how to put stings on my acoustic

"The Beauty of Music is my Sanity. Without it, I would simply lose my gravity, and blow away with the breeze." - Ness K(Aka Matt Harris)


   
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Musenfreund
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This is a good restringing manual: Frets.com's restringing manual.

Pay attention to the tension in the string as you wind it. I wonder if you're not winding it an octave past where you should be. That would lead to snapping the string.

Well we all shine on--like the moon and the stars and the sun.
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causnorign
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It gets easier after the first few times :wink:


   
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