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Thread #66288   Message #1124096
Posted By: Seamus Kennedy
26-Feb-04 - 12:27 AM
Thread Name: Pre-stretching guitar strings
Subject: RE: Pre-stretching guitar strings
I do exactly as Roger In Baltimore does.

One trick I was taught by a gent at the Martin factory: when stringing, thread the string through hole in the peghead, gently pull it taut, then pull it back through the hole a little - 1/2" for the wound strings, and 1" for the unwound - bend it round the post a little and start winding.
Then do the RIB bit.
When I break a string, which I do very rarely, I have a couple of long involved shaggy-dog stories which I tell while changing the string.
Enough for a string-change and a cheap laugh or a groan.