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Thread #66288   Message #1098808
Posted By: GUEST,Strollin' Johnny
22-Jan-04 - 12:45 PM
Thread Name: Pre-stretching guitar strings
Subject: RE: Pre-stretching guitar strings
I use the 'Whang 'Em On, Tune 'Em Up, Pull 'Em As Hard As You Can Over The 12th Fret And Tune 'Em Up Again' technique. Doesn't seem to do any harm and the guitar's playable virtually straight away.

No doubt some highly-educated Professor of Quantum Physics will post an explanation as to why I shouldn't do this, but I've seen lots of VERY superior big-name players do it - if it's good enough for them.........