Everything you wanted to know about guitar strings replacement
The idea of changing the guitar’s strings is not so hard or freighting, once you experience it once or twice! What you need is the right guidance in the first place and the right tools to help you with the change process. Now, as promised, here is everything you wanted to know about guitar strings change, in one short article.
Guitar string changing accessories
Before any old string is being replaced with a new one on the guitar’s fret board, some tools are necessary to have in order to make the job easier! First of all, cleaning tools which are designated for the guitar’s wood and metal compartments are required: for the neck and strings, a special cleaning-bottle can be purchased in local music-shops, that can make the guitar looks - whole new again! The bottle’s substance is being poured on a dry cloth, with which it ultimately cleans every bit of tarnish with an instant. Other tools effective for a guitar string change can be the Peg winder - a plastic tool that helps tuning the guitar’s machine head faster without almost any effort from its user’s side. Last but not least is the tuner: today there are dozens of types of tuners for the guitar, that can either be clipped-on the guitar’s head, or can be used like a stomp on-pedal. There are other few setups, which can make the tuning process a lot easier!
Classic guitar strings change
In order to change the classical guitar strings, in principal one-end of the string needs to be tied like a knot, twice, after the string is being put through a hole where the bridge is placed. Then, the string needs to be stretched to the guitar’s other end and to be fixed on the hole in the guitar’s headstock, where you have usually white-color circle shaped compartments. The string is carefully wrapped around the compartment, while its machine head is twisted slowly.
Change bass strings
Bass strings carry much more weight than classic guitars and electric ones. This means that the pressure on the nut, which is being put on it, is much greater than the other type of guitars mentioned. in order to avoid the extreme tension that can make the nut to eventually break,the upper and bottom strings require replacement first (the G and the E string, if we are talking about a 4-bass guitar string), and than the other two (the D and the A strings respectively). This order of strings change can balance out the pressure on the nut without damaging it!