Stretching strings

Stretching strings

STRETCHING STRINGS New strings need to be stretched before they’ll stay in tune. If you don’t stretch them, for the first 2-3 hours of play they’ll repeatedly go flat in pitch. There are conflicting views on how to stretch strings, and even whether they need...
5 handy tools for re-stringing

5 handy tools for re-stringing

5 HANDY TOOLS FOR RE-STRINGING A GUITAR Here are some affordable tools guaranteed to make string changes quicker and easier. 1. String cutters Get yourself a good pair of string or wire cutters with sharp blades. They don’t need to be made specifically for guitar...
The counterfeit string epidemic

The counterfeit string epidemic

The counterfeit string epidemic Sadly, there’s a growing problem in the guitar world: counterfeit strings. If you buy strings regularly and have ever got what seemed like a great ‘multi-buy’ deal on eBay, then there’s a good chance you’ve already fallen victim. The...
Re-stringing with bridge pins

Re-stringing with bridge pins

re-stringing an acoustic with bridge pins Re-stringing an acoustic guitar well can make all the difference to its tuning stability and to the way it sounds. This blog relates specifically to acoustic guitars with bridge pins. We will focus on the end of the string...
When To Change Guitar Strings

When To Change Guitar Strings

when to change guitar strings The right time to replace strings varies from player to player. Whether you play an acoustic or an electric guitar, arbitrary rules like ‘change strings after every 100 hours of play’ are rarely going to hit the spot. The best approach is...