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Fender string change help!

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Hi,

 

Finally went in for a s/h Fender ;) Thought I'd change a string tonight - WOW! - the string will not come out of the tuner >:-( Imagine breaking a string at a gig & that happened :-o Anyway, I am stumped - tried pliers, everything - the string won't budge. The Fender handbook does not show this tuner & it doesn't seem to be a lockable one? No ideas :-|

 

Please help!

 

Thanks :)

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Those look like locking tuners to me. Hold a large coin firmly in that top slot to prevent it from spinning and wind the tuner as if you're loosening the string. It should release the string. :)

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Those look like locking tuners to me. Hold a large coin firmly in that top slot to prevent it from spinning and wind the tuner as if you're loosening the string. It should release the string. :)

 

Wow, thanks, so that's how it's done :-o I unscrewed the head with a screw driver - releasing the old string, then trapped the new string by giving it plenty of slack while screwing tight the head again. Then I tuned up :)

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You will supposedly have better tone if you take up the slack before you lock down the string. It eliminates a significant amount of string twist.

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