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How To Restring A Guitar?

Everyone and welcome back to Swift guitar lessons today. I'll give you a quick maintenance lesson. How to change a string on an acoustic guitar to get the job done. We're going to be using these earth wood Ernie ball guitar strings my personal favorite. This a string winder just get those strings on a little faster. Let's get started alright so we've got a close look at the guitar. We've all been in this situation before we've just popped. In this case, our g string the first thing. I need to do is use my string winder most of these have a little notch. Here for prying up the bridge pin so that’s the first thing. I'm going to do pop up the bridge pin get underneath there get a little leverage and then out it comes okay. So this is a great tool. I'm going to take the old string out and discard it get my bridge pin back. I pulled the 22gauge string out of the Ernie ball earth wood light gauge string set okay. I’m going to pop this new string out it should only take a couple of minutes to get this together. Now grab the ball attend of the string I'm going to drop the ball end into the bridge.

Now the fluted side of my bridge pin is going tube facing that string. While it's inside the bridge so I'm just going to push down and also pull up on the string. I push here we go alright and that sits nice and easy. We're ready to attach it to the tuner okay so now. We have the new string inside the bridge we’re ready to remove the old string from the tuner. How To Restring A Guitar we just unwind it pulls it right out does it usually fight too much alright. We're ready to get rid of this. We’re going to drag our new string upend through the eye hole of our tuner okay. So having a string winder is going to make this a lot easier. We're just going to put it right here on the string tuning knob and turn it counterclockwise. I'm holding the string down with my left hands that way it stays nice and taut want to get a nice tight line. We want to bend the string across the tuner it’s what we call notching tighten it upend finally. We're ready to cut off the excess and we're good to go alright everyone thank you. So much for watching hope you enjoyed this. How to change an acoustic guitar string. I play more coming up so keep checking back and please subscribe. I’m Rob from circuit our lesson to Philadelphia St. heck face. This is John Dreyer for Fender University and I like to show. You one way to change the strings on your acoustic guitar. Now there are a couple of different reasons why you would want to change. your strings one and the obvious reason is that they just look dirty.

How To Restring A Guitar

Maybe they sound dull and or just maybe broke a string now. You can change that broken string or if you choose to you can change. The whole set at one time the materials. We'll need are pretty simple string winder wire or string clippers. Your new sets of strings for acoustic guitar. I'm not going to take all the strings off all at one time. I’m going to do it in two. I'm going to do two strings at a time take two off and put two back on this way. I keep some of the tension on the top of the guitar okay so I'm going to take my string winder here start with a low. String loosens How To Restring A Guitar the tension on that one and the second one. You can see these two are nice and loose alright put this back here take my string clippers. We’ll clip these two strings above the soundhole okay. I'm going to unwind these strings from the peg make one here. This one just pulls those off it's going to wind these up for easy disposal and by disposal. I mean just throw them on the floor and then also take my string winder. Here again, there’s a little cutout on the winder. That’s used to pry up the post from the bridge sometimes. You could do it with your hand but sometimes if it’s stuck you're better off using the winder. We'll pop these two and I want to leave these in order so I'm just going to put these. So I know which ones go back where. Now I take my new setoff strings I'm going to use this Fender fuss for bronze medium gauge strings. Fender makes it very easy to know which strings go where by including. This handy dandy string guide on the packaging okay.

I’m going to start with my low E string which is the brass or the gold ball end here take the bridge pin. You can see here on the bridge pin there's a little cutout that corresponds with the string. When it's inside the bridge so what I'm going to do is. When they put the string in first and then be sure to put the pin in with the cutout facing the string. I’m just going to press that in and pull up on the slack okay and just let that hang for right. Now I'm going to take the next string which is the candy apple or their ball end and repeat. The process the string in has a little groove or the cutout facing. The string press that inland pulls off the slack. Now I'm ready to attach How To Restring A Guitar the strings tithe machine heads okay. So I'm going to start with my low String here and attach that to the machine head. Be careful on your end pins sometimes. I like to pop back up just need to push them back in. When it comes time to detaching the string to the peg-like to pre-cut the string what. I'm going to do is I'm going to measure up the distance of one and a half-machine heads. This will give me the proper length and the proper windings on the machine head. Remember most acoustics have three tuners on the left and three tuners on the right. So what you want to do is thread the string through the peg from the center or the middle of the headstock. Wind them the same way so I’m going to start this through. The hole going to leave just a little bit hanging out the other side. it's going to pull it down and as I wind I'm starting from the top. I want to finish on the bottom of the peg this gives me the proper angle over the nutso. I'm just going to grab my string winder here and start winding again starting on the top. I don’t want to overlap the wines either. I want to keep them nice and even to the bottom. I'm not going to knit the pitch right now I just want to get enough tension on them. I'll go back to tune them and stretch them later so let's go through.

The next string ghetto makes sure these pins are staying in the bridge so again. I'm going to measure up the distance of one and a half-machine heads from the machine head. You ‘rewinding which is about where I'm going to clip the string again going in and winding. It from the center or the middle of the headstock okay. I'm just leaving a little bit sticking out the other side and just get that started and just kind of put. Some pressure on it holds it down and starts winding again from the top. Tithe bottom and of course make sure it lines up in the appropriate nut slot sowed have our first two strings on. Let’s continue to process okay now that. I've made it to the other side the headstock same process same everything except. I'm just going to insert the string from the opposite sides coming in from the middle in the center. I'm going to go through this way instead. This way again measuring outdone and a half-machine heads which are about. here How To Restring A Guitar I'm going to clip that string just want to go in from this side towards. The center-pull the string back gives it. Some tension there and starts winding in the opposite direction. The last three again winding from the top tithe bottom of the peg being. Sure not to overlap the wines you want to end up in the bottom of the peg there. You go and let’s continue to the last two and as I mentioned for the wound strings. You don’t want to overlap the strings in the peg but actually for the unwound strings. You want to have your first winding above the inserted string on the peg and the second. Yellow this will hold the string in place and the strings are thin enough. I won't affect tuning okay now that we have all six strings on the guitar. You're ready to tune it up to pitch and start playing.

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