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Poll: Changing Strings

Poll: Poll: Changing Strings (44 member(s) have cast votes)

How Do You Change Strings ?

  1. Remove them all at once (29 votes [65.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 65.91%

  2. One string at a time (15 votes [34.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.09%

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#21 User is offline   ChristopherJ 

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 05:18 PM

All at once. I simultaneously detune the outside E and e strings first, then A and B, then D and G.

Saw a GC tech once just cut them with a pair of wire cutters without any detuning at all...Thwack! Twonk! Thwip! Tip! Pink! Tink! :-s
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#22 User is offline   QuestionMark 

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 09:50 PM

One at a time. To keep most of the tension on the neck.

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#23 User is offline   Jinder 

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 06:28 AM

One at a time here, unless I need to do some maintenance such as a fret polish, finesse the divots out of the saddle or oil a dry board.

All my guitars are gig/session workhorses so need semi regular fettling, iíd say once every three months or thereabouts I whip all the strings off, give the guitar in question a basic setup/action check, shave a little graphite down into the nut slots and make sure the bridge isnít pitted and potentially causing string breakages as a result.

I donít oil the boards of my guitars more than once a year unless one of them is particularly dry, even then itís just a very light coat of lemon oil, 30 secs to marinate and then a good buffing with a microfibre cloth. Iím twitchy about oversaturating boards and causing swelling or frets to pop up.
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#24 User is offline   kidblast 

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:16 AM

All at once here too. I seat the ball and the pin under the saddle in place so that the string is in place under the bridge to prevent it from moving too much when retuning. For some reason, I have always had the idea that reduces the wear and tear on the bottom side of the bridge plate, and holes. not sure if that makes any diff or not. I usually oil the fret-board every other change. and polish the frets about once every 8 months.
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#25 User is offline   PrairieSchooner 

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 09:25 AM

One at a time. Or two at a time on the 12 and the mando.
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#26 User is offline   Hall 

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 09:43 AM

I get their permission in writing first.
"The empty vessel makes the loudest sound." w.s.
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#27 User is offline   Murph 

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:54 AM

View PostPrairieSchooner, on 08 January 2018 - 09:25 AM, said:

One at a time. Or two at a time on the 12 and the mando.



Mandolin.

Now THERE'S some tension......
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#28 User is offline   Mr. Paul 

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:11 AM

Once my dyslexic brain figures out the correct way to turn the winder to loosen the strings, I don't want to lose the momentum so I do 'em all.
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#29 User is offline   GuitarPlayer919 

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:28 PM

All at once... Take 'em off and do quick inspect and cleaning if necessary.
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    #30 User is offline   Tarrr 

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    Posted 14 January 2018 - 07:35 AM

    All off then, put the new set on starting low E, let the bigger strings carry the load. Don't bring the G up until the other five are up to pitch. The core wire of the G is the smallest in a set, let it carry the least load. some people don't think it be that way but it do
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    #31 User is offline   blindboygrunt 

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    Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:06 AM

    I just changed mine this morning
    Took em all off

    Give it a wipe

    Put them all back on
    Start at one side work across

    Nothing has fell off yet
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    #32 User is offline   fortyearspickn 

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    Posted 14 January 2018 - 08:14 AM

    View Postblindboygrunt, on 14 January 2018 - 08:06 AM, said:

    I just changed mine this morning
    Took em all off

    Give it a wipe

    Put them all back on
    Start at one side work across

    Nothing has fell off yet


    I bet you loosened the old ones up a little last night - dincha?
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    #33 User is offline   Mickthemiller 

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    Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:00 AM

    I find it difficult to believe that anyone does not change all strings every time. Have broken a string and changed it alone but I usually get round to changing all the strings asap.
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