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14 days ago
10/3/12
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I’ve been doing tech work at a shop for six years and still am amazed at how people fuck this up in 2019. 

 

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10/3/12
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10/3/12
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14 days ago
9/10/13
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Haha wtf

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10/3/12
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14 days ago
10/27/19
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Those are horrible. When the string is not cut and is wild it ends up looking like a sloppy half assed copy of what Korn has done in the past. Op, do you work on acoustic guitars only? 

14 days ago
10/5/07
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Those are all shitty guitars. I am not surprised. But stringing a guitar should be day one lessons. 

14 days ago
4/13/12
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other than the aesthetics, is there anything wrong with it?  does it make a difference sonically?

14 days ago
10/5/07
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Love the snarky tuner on your work bench, though. My favorite. 

14 days ago
7/28/10
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Harlem Savoy -

Those are all shitty guitars. I am not surprised. But stringing a guitar should be day one lessons. 

Damn dude chill out, not everyone can afford a new Gibson. 
 

that being said, that is the stuff of nightmares. Learn to string! 

14 days ago
10/5/07
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EFM -

other than the aesthetics, is there anything wrong with it?  does it make a difference sonically?

If not strung properly, it will have a hard tim staying in tune and holding in place on the tuning peg. So, yes, it will cause problems with pitch. 

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10/5/07
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decasere -
Harlem Savoy -

Those are all shitty guitars. I am not surprised. But stringing a guitar should be day one lessons. 

Damn dude chill out, not everyone can afford a new Gibson. 
 

that being said, that is the stuff of nightmares. Learn to string! 

I was being ausgespicht. Someone has to fill in. Haha. I was just being overly dramatic. 

14 days ago
10/3/12
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PenAndPaper -

Those are horrible. When the string is not cut and is wild it ends up looking like a sloppy half assed copy of what Korn has done in the past. Op, do you work on acoustic guitars only? 

I work on everything. These are just a few disasters. 

14 days ago
3/14/04
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This is how I've always done it. I'm not seeing the problem.
14 days ago
10/3/12
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EFM -

other than the aesthetics, is there anything wrong with it?  does it make a difference sonically?

Putting the strings on the wrong side of the tuner runs the risk of snapping the nut as well. Low E strings are more susceptible. 

14 days ago
5/8/13
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Ouch

14 days ago
10/27/19
Posts: 17


Whenever I do my classical guitar I can never get the strings super neat like this.
14 days ago
2/6/15
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I've got a guitar and have been trying to learn , I am dreading when that inevitably happens.

14 days ago
10/31/19
Posts: 34
PenAndPaper -


Whenever I do my classical guitar I can never get the strings super neat like this.

This takes practice! I scratched up my old practice classical guitar learning. Btw if you don't tie the bottom like that, they have a tendency to release the the bottom. 

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10/3/12
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PenAndPaper -


Whenever I do my classical guitar I can never get the strings super neat like this.

Takes practice but it’s possible. You don’t need to loop the B and High E like that though. I also prefer to have them tied together downwards so the excess strings don’t touch the players hand if they do any muting stuff. 

Check out 12 hole classical bridges. Very cool. 

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10/3/12
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not my picture btw
14 days ago
8/9/16
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Not hard to do...

Been doing it since I was 15.....

14 days ago
11/9/17
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Considering the garbage instruments you appear to be working on, why are you surprised?
14 days ago
10/27/19
Posts: 18
RedPillPhil -
PenAndPaper -


Whenever I do my classical guitar I can never get the strings super neat like this.

This takes practice! I scratched up my old practice classical guitar learning. Btw if you don't tie the bottom like that, they have a tendency to release the the bottom. 

Totally takes practice but my guitar teacher would have me re-do everything if it wasn’t neat. Some days that was the lesson, more practice and he was cool where I never had to worry about how many strings I’d muff up. Here is a new set to practice on.

14 days ago
10/3/12
Posts: 1149


if you have vintage style tuners on a tele or strat, you need to put damn near the whole string on and wind it to the bottom of the headstock for proper break angle. if you don’t you’ll be hearing a weird ringing behind the nut.