Keep Your Guitar in Tune : changing and stretching new strings

Discussion in 'Guitar Lessons' started by Malikon, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. Malikon

    Malikon ジャンプアップ V.I.P. Member

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    school of hard knocks right? :laugh2:

    my how things have changed. I remember looking for new scales like they were buried treasure when I was younger.

    Now you can just type 'scales' into Google and pull up everything.

    Crazy.

    Personally though I'm glad I learned what I did how I did.

    thanks for the kind words folks, glad the video is helping some. I was hoping it would.
     
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  2. onehippie

    onehippie Senior Member

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    and now your a sticky too
    may your thread help a million in future
     
  3. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    Congrats on your stickiness.
     
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  4. Malikon

    Malikon ジャンプアップ V.I.P. Member

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    :laugh2:

    guess it's a helpful thread then. Good, I was hoping it would be.

    It's what I've found works for me so I see no reason why it shouldn't do the same for others.

    A lot of people along my journey taught me little tricks, (like squeezing the strings to identify them) so I figure it's my duty to pass it on.

    I'm not a magician,...no secrets go to the grave.

    (ok, maybe a few I keep to myself, but that's more technique and tricks, not maintenance. People should know how to take care of their guitars or they'll spend a fortune on guys like me who charge a lot to change strings. :laugh2: )
     
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  5. Thermionik

    Thermionik Not Fade Away Premium Member

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    My first thought was "stating the bleedin' obvious".
    My second - which came instantly - was excellent and well deserved sticky.

    Players so often tend to assume "everyone knows how to.....",
    and of course they don't when starting out. So well done Malikon.
     
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  6. huw

    huw V.I.P. Member

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    Ew, Mal's all sticky...


    ;)

    Congrats, mate - nice video (I don;t know why I said that, your videos are always to a high standard)

    :)
     
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  7. onehippie

    onehippie Senior Member

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    Barabus Senior Member

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    Thanks for the tutorial, as a beginner i have'nt changed my strings yet (Rob Chapman did) very similar to your method so i will be employing the same technique. Cheers me dears. :D
     
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  9. tazzboy

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    Great Video Malikon just want to point that DR Pure Blues are Round Core type strings where as the others are Hex Core in case you didn't know about that.
     
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  10. Kyle76

    Kyle76 Senior Member

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    Gosh, Malikon, you don't look anything like your avatar. *Disappointed*
     
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  11. Hazboticus

    Hazboticus Senior Member

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    good stuff - useful advice and great detail. also Malik - im sure you know but swing by the lutheir corner and I am sure you can find a guy that knows how to make a good nut :p
     
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  12. JeffBlue

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    Nicely done my friend. Thanks.
     
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  13. CRAZYokiSKATER

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    Thanks for the video, very helpful.:)
     
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    thanks for making the video great info
     
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    ledzepp2122 Senior Member

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    I restrung my Tele with vintage style tuners the other day and I can now saw that I'll never take locking tuners for granted ever again.
     
  16. Malikon

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    Vintage style tuners are awesome. You stick the string end down in the hole and wind it up.

    Perfect, clean tuning posts with no little bit of string sticking out to poke you.

    ...honestly I wonder why all tuning posts aren't like that.
     
  17. mgenet

    mgenet Earth = Cheese Burger Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Thanks Mal. I appreciate the work you put into the video and
    appreciate your expertise.
    I always learn something when you put it out there.
    It was 30 minutes well spent.
     
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    I think the bridge pickup is best for tuning.
     
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    Being an old newbie, I thought I'd tried a few different ways I saw online, including John Carruther's way from Elixir strings, with the looping/locking way, and found that Malikon's way is by far the best! :wave:
     
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    Probably a bit late to the party here, but I'd just like to say thanks to Malikon for this video, I used to be absolutely useless at changing strings but this has really helped, much appreciated dude.
     

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