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zero sk8er247
03-18-2008, 09:00 PM
I was playing on my guitar when all of a sudden my lower E string breaks (the thinnest one, which ALWAYS breaks). Well everytime i break a string i go to the shop so they can restring it, and now i bought strings so i can do it myself. AND ITS FUCKING HARD, PLEASE HELP. the main problem is on the eye of the tuning head. I put the string in the eye, and i start to wind up my tuning head. Then the loops around the bolt are always loose or theres something wrong. Help?

Nesta.
03-18-2008, 09:11 PM
buy a peg winder

Schism
03-18-2008, 09:15 PM
lol que?

Google it I'm sure you can find a good guide.

I do professional job 8). My friends mad because he sucks at it and mine look like they came on the guitar.

If you're lazy.
Take the string over the bridge, over the neck through the nut wrap around the peg about three times then put it through the peg and wind.

Kthxbai

Skaterdude
03-18-2008, 09:20 PM
I'm gonna tell you right now, you're going to want to punch holes in the wall after the third pack of strings you go through trying to restring your guitar one time. I suggest getting someone at the shop or a guitar teacher to show you how to do it. Either that or google it.

blackgoat
03-18-2008, 09:29 PM
It's easy to restring by yourself.....What's hard?

killyourfamily
03-18-2008, 09:41 PM
Pull the string tight, loop it around the eye and then put it through the middle while holding it in place and turn.

Skaterdude
03-18-2008, 09:53 PM
It's easy to restring by yourself.....What's hard?

Not if you don't know how, jackass.

blackgoat
03-18-2008, 10:48 PM
Not if you don't know how, jackass.
You just shut up, I ain't talking to you jackass. Haha

Skaterdude
03-18-2008, 10:53 PM
You just shut up, I ain't talking to you jackass. Haha

You don't have to be talking to me in order for me to call you out on something.

blackgoat
03-18-2008, 11:02 PM
You don't have to be talking to me in order for me to call you out on something.
Nevermind gay ass.

justsoicanusethesearchbar
03-18-2008, 11:08 PM
the string you broke is the HIGH e, not the low E. Anyway, this should help :

part 1 :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHeFA_qlR0I

part 2 :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgVAhI8PqPU&feature=related

Skaterdude
03-18-2008, 11:40 PM
Nevermind gay ass.

Dumbdick dumb dickerdumb

blackgoat
03-18-2008, 11:56 PM
Dumbdick dumb dickerdumb
No. Shut up. :42::offtopic::google::kruzen::7::20:

Schism
03-18-2008, 11:59 PM
Stop fighting children. :-{

Ynot
03-19-2008, 12:06 PM
i know how you feel man. i've gone through a few tantrums myself when the strings i just bought start breaking the same day. get someone to do it for you first, like a teacher or the dude at the store, and after a while if you feel confident enough give it a go for yourself. also, get a peg winder, if you tune the guitar fast enough, the string won't go loose as much.

liebherk
03-19-2008, 12:26 PM
http://guitar.about.com/od/beginners/ss/change_strings.htm

eberg15101
03-19-2008, 02:41 PM
buy a peg winder

love the sig well the grateful dead part

zero sk8er247
03-19-2008, 04:07 PM
I got it i wasnt doing it right