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  • the (almost) perfect restring!

    check it out, I saw this video posted here a few months ago and I saved it even though all I have is Teles with SafeT posts, but then of course I bought a Gibson so now I got a chance to use this technique and it works great. I almost nailed a perfect 3-4 wrap/post restring on the first try. Id say thats a Bronze medal. Im on the podium!

    anwhoo heres the video (I know restringing its so easy yada yada)











    the only **************** up. im so accustomed to 6 inline that the Gibson style threw me off
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYTq_BvqWfc&feature=plcp

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    • #3
      I like Frudua's video

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      • #4
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYTq_BvqWfc&feature=plcp


        interesting. The method I use insures no gap as well, and is less complicated.
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        Cox Tweed Deluxe Ultimate


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        • #5
          I can't get the video to work, but it looks like you're putting the string through the post and winding it downward. On those kinds of posts I do 1 wrap above the slot and 1 below on the heavier gauge strings, but quite a few more on B and high e. On the vintage style posts I do about 1.5 wraps on the heavy gauge strings and several on B and high e.

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            the only **************** up. im so accustomed to 6 inline that the Gibson style threw me off


            Been doing mine that way for years. The whole tying your string in knots is bull****************.

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            • #7
              That's way too many wraps around the post.

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              • #8
                No. The more wraps, the more potential slack. Not good.

                It looks nice tho

                I end up with 1 wrap, just enough to secure the string against itself. This way, it doesn't slip.
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                • #9
                  No. The more wraps, the more potential slack. Not good.

                  It looks nice tho

                  I end up with 1 wrap, just enough to secure the string against itself. This way, it doesn't slip.
                  This man knows.

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                  • #10
                    I was always taught to use as few wraps as possible. On the low E through the G, I have about 1.5 wraps. On the B and high E, maybe 2 to 2.5.

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                    • #11
                      I love locking tuners.

                      I don't have any at the moment on any of my guitars but I love them. I have had 3 or 4 guitars in the past which have had them-so fast and so easy.
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                      • #12
                        3 wraps is too many.

                        I have 0.75 on my lowest strings up to about 1.5 on the high B string and about 2.5 wraps on the high E string. Any more is completely unnecessary.
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                        • #13
                          Notice with split tuners I get the optimal number of string wrappings.




                          With Gibson style tuners, though, I still manage:

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                          • #14
                            i got 1 on the wound and 2 on the unwound. i don't believe in this 3 finger method, i just don't believe tying your strings in knots which some people do.

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                            • #15
                              My split shaft strat tuners. After seeing cratz2 and honeyiscool, I think I'll drop one wind.

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