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  • Do you unwind or cut?

    went to our local guitar store to get a mates guitar set up , the guy there just cut the strings off with wire cutters (not unwound them). is this bad for the guitar?

  • #2
    I usually loosen them and then cut them so there's not a big snap.
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    • #3
      I usually loosen them and then cut them so there's not a big snap.


      Me too. in the middle so you can tie them in a knot before you bin them.
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      • #4
        loosen, then cut.
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        • #5
          Me too. in the middle so you can tie them in a knot before you bin them.


          Heh, yep, usually right at the 12th.
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          • #6
            I usually loosen them and then cut them so there's not a big snap.


            That's what I do too. It shouldn't hurt the guitar to cut them off under tension one at a time, but it's dumb not to loosen them a bit first.

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            • #7
              My wife hates when I leave the remains of guitar strings laying around the house. She especially hates it when they are embedded in the carpet waiting to puncture a bare foot. I personally loosen, then cut them near the end where they are all bent from the post. I throw out the "ends", and then coil the rest of the string tightly so they don't come unwound in the trash can and stick through the side of the bag. It's a skill only a guitar player could appreciate.
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              • #8
                Unwind with a string winder, then cut the wound ends off so they pass through the bridge easily.

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                • #9
                  First cut, then unwind
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                  • #10
                    loosen enough to get off the post and then cut otherwise itll get hung up on the ferrules. i do 1 string at a time

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                    • #11
                      Electrics: Cut 'em all at once.
                      Acoustics: Unwind one at a time.
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                      • #12
                        Loosen then cut with side cutters.

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                        • #13
                          ^^ when I was working at an auto shop installing hitches I had asked if I could get a pair of side cutters to aid in some wire snipping. Not one person out of probably ten knew what side cutters were.


                          I unwind all of them then go back over and just pull them all out. I usually only have them wrapped two or three times around.
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                          • #14
                            That sudden drop in string tension has got to be bad for the neck, I always unwind them.

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                            • #15
                              i unwind them and then coil them up and keep them most of the time.
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