Noob changes strings on his R7...you'll love this.

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  1. Gigan

    Gigan Senior Member

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    Well some of you know I've only been playing for about 4-5months now. Yesterday I made up my mind that I was going to change my strings becase my git wasn't sounding as well as I thought it should. So I went to GC and bought some DR pure blues and figured if I'm gonna do this I better do it all. I also bought fret dressing, polish and lube for the nut ans so forth. Doods and Dolls, I have no experience with doing this stuff so it was a fun couple of hours. I had no idea that when you take the strings off the abr would just fall off like that:shock:, Hehe, but I got past that took off all that stuff and began to polish off the VOS finish, (I'm not a fan of it) while doing so every time I past the posts that hold the abr bridge in I would hear this whirring sound, I soon found out I was spinning these puppies out of the original position :shock: Well after figuring things out I strung it up ( one sting would not change pitch while tunning it up no matter what so I turned the tunning key more and more and nothing till I heard a snap!! Um ya, I was turning the E key but plucking the A key....) and put it all back together. I began to play it but it did not sound so good. The strings sounded terrible so I looked at em all and noticed the bridge was way low action, like the strings were resting on the pick up's:naughty: I quickey loosend the strings and raised the bridge. I did a tuning and man this this was rocking, a noticable difference!!! Then I heard what I did not want to hear! A buzzing that came whenever I played the low E string I was freaking out what did I do to my baby?!?! After 20 mins of trying to locate the buzz I found the culprit. It was my acoustic sitting too close to the amp. The strings on it would buzz on the low notes! I was releaved to say the least. I have a feeling the next time I change strings it will go smoother:fingersx:
     
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    terence_tez V.I.P. Member

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    its your rite of passage... trust me,everyone screws things up when they just start out...no big deal...
     
  3. WildeStarr

    WildeStarr V.I.P. Member

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    Get the Tone Pros bridge and tailpiece, they lock in place so they never fall off.
     
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    terence_tez V.I.P. Member

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    any idea who makes the stock hardware fer gibson?i always thought my standard came with tone pros...
     
  5. WildeStarr

    WildeStarr V.I.P. Member

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    I think some of the new Gibsons have Tone Pros, but I am not sure. If it is Tone Pros, it would not fall off.

    TonePros Sound Labs Int'l
     
  6. Nugget

    Nugget V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    That all sounds normal to me!

    Trust me it'll all become second nature after a couple of hundred sets of strings.
     
  7. loneguitar

    loneguitar Senior Member

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    believe me the more you do it the easier it'll be, but we all have similar stories I'd bet, congrats you lost your virginity
     
  8. Gigan

    Gigan Senior Member

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    thanx people!
     
  9. tarddoggy

    tarddoggy V.I.P. Member

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    It only gets easier,but,I have been playing close to 25 yrs. now and I still dread changing strings!! I love new strings,hate the time it takes away from jammin'!! sounds silly I know
     
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    im pretty sure ill probably mess it up too when my first time comes around.. thankfully that wasn't the case when i did it for my acoustic guitar.. :thumb: .. but with an electric it might be another story :rofl:
     
  11. VictorB

    VictorB Formerly LZF Super Mod

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    I just change one string at a time to avoid knocking the action out of whack.
     

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