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  • #16
    dang....17 minutes... lol.. that's reallllll leisurely! I find having locking tuners on my Bigsby equipped guitar helps things go along a little faster and a little easier since when I don't have locking tuners on a guitar I like to do the whole wrap the string the around and under the windings on the tuning peg thing and I can't see that being done with one hand... and thing I've learned is to put your High E string on BEFORE the B, just gives a little more space to work with and I have kinda fat fingers..
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    • #17
      dang....17 minutes... lol.. that's reallllll leisurely! I find having locking tuners on my Bigsby equipped guitar helps things go along a little faster and a little easier since when I don't have locking tuners on a guitar I like to do the whole wrap the string the around and under the windings on the tuning peg thing and I can't see that being done with one hand... and thing I've learned is to put your High E string on BEFORE the B, just gives a little more space to work with and I have kinda fat fingers..
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      • #18
        Flip the string post bar 180 degrees and it'll take you half the time. I have no idea why Bigsby doesn't just make them that way.
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        • #19






          Quote Originally Posted by D Carroll
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          pre curve, and use a capo. Easy.




          A capo can indeed be handy, but most of the time I don't even mess with that. I'm able to just keep pressure on the string with my left hand.

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          • #20






            Quote Originally Posted by Marc G
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            dang....17 minutes... lol.. that's reallllll leisurely! I find having locking tuners on my Bigsby equipped guitar helps things go along a little faster and a little easier since when I don't have locking tuners on a guitar I like to do the whole wrap the string the around and under the windings on the tuning peg thing and I can't see that being done with one hand... and thing I've learned is to put your High E string on BEFORE the B, just gives a little more space to work with and I have kinda fat fingers..




            This guitar has standard tuning posts. I always do one wrap over and 2 or 3 wraps under. Yeah, probably around 2 minutes per string, then a few minutes stretching and tuning.



            I forgot to mention that I also do the high E before the B as well. That's a great tip because it indeed can get rather tight when only the high E remains.

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            • #21
              yeah... I learned that high E before B trick after the 2nd time I put new strings on my guitar lol... I like to locking tuners because I pretty much put the string at a decent tension then lock it and by time it's made just over half a turn I'm in tune... just makes things really quick and easy
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              • #22
                I always use an eraser to keep the end on the Bigsby while I string up but using a capo is a very good idea!
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                • #23
                  Got a B70 on an LP.By the time I'm done I wanna throw it in the trash.I curl the string ends and use a capo.I was gonna make something out of a cut up milk jug that held all 6 in place in slots and do em all at once.Put the ball ends in cutout slots.My Floyd is a little different.

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                  • #24
                    people have 17 minutes to re-string a guitar?????
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