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all strings or 1 at a time?
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I haven't been able to get a definitive answer about re-stringing a guitar. All the strings at once or 1 at a time. It's easier all at once, but I've been told it is hard on the neck. I've also been…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by albert sonnenberg Nov 4, 2010.

 

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albert sonnenberg replied to albert sonnenberg's discussion all strings or 1 at a time?
"Awesome. Thanks."
Nov 4, 2010
John Gundrum replied to albert sonnenberg's discussion all strings or 1 at a time?
"Sometimes I will tune a new string sharp (not by much) because I know it'll stretch by the time I replace the next string. I will also stretch and tune each string after every replacement. Some points to keep in mind when putting on new…"
Nov 4, 2010
albert sonnenberg replied to albert sonnenberg's discussion all strings or 1 at a time?
"Oh, that makes sense. I'll try it both ways. As long as I know I'm not causing damage. Thanks for your input."
Nov 4, 2010
sam patterson replied to albert sonnenberg's discussion all strings or 1 at a time?
"if you do em one at a time ..the tension on the neck stays more consistent and you can actually tune em back up using the remaining strings as a reference .....you will get on, in tune and stretched out quicker if you go one at a time and tune em…"
Nov 3, 2010
albert sonnenberg replied to albert sonnenberg's discussion all strings or 1 at a time?
"Good to hear. Thank you."
Nov 3, 2010
Jeremiah Chandler replied to albert sonnenberg's discussion all strings or 1 at a time?
"Most luthiers I know remove all 6 and replace. While not necessarily a time saver, it gives full access to fretboard and frets for examination, filing, conditioning, cleaning, etc. As said below, as long as you aren't keeping it unstrung for an…"
Nov 3, 2010
albert sonnenberg replied to albert sonnenberg's discussion all strings or 1 at a time?
"right you are!!!"
Nov 2, 2010
Ship of fools replied to albert sonnenberg's discussion all strings or 1 at a time?
"Who can you believe if not the guitar makers, this is to easy. US we play em and they build them.ship"
Nov 1, 2010
albert sonnenberg replied to albert sonnenberg's discussion all strings or 1 at a time?
"I'll watch it right now. Great source of info. Thank you so much. If you can't believe the makers, who can you believe. Thanks again."
Nov 1, 2010
Dave replied to albert sonnenberg's discussion all strings or 1 at a time?
"Taylor Guitars has a pretty cool video on Youtube (go here to see it) demonstrating how they string guitars in their factory using a motor winder, and they make the statement that it's just fine to remove all the strings when re-stringing.…"
Nov 1, 2010
albert sonnenberg replied to albert sonnenberg's discussion all strings or 1 at a time?
"Good to know. Thanks."
Oct 31, 2010
Rebelpicker replied to albert sonnenberg's discussion all strings or 1 at a time?
"Most of the time I do one at a time, because I'm lazy and just retune the string as I change it, but from time to time I remove them all, wipe down the guitar and restring, either way I haven't had any problems."
Oct 31, 2010
albert sonnenberg replied to albert sonnenberg's discussion all strings or 1 at a time?
"Thank you, that was my concern."
Oct 31, 2010
Ship of fools replied to albert sonnenberg's discussion all strings or 1 at a time?
"I do three ata time only because I want to, but there is no reason anymore not to be able to do them all at once unless you are dealing with a AE its the only time you might want to do them one at a time to prevent the saddle from moving and…"
Oct 31, 2010
albert sonnenberg replied to Gery Sasko's discussion Trading my Fender American Deluxe Strat for Acoustic Guitar
"I don't think you can ever go wrong with a D-15. A friend of mine uses it for all the slide parts and it has a really impressive sound."
Oct 31, 2010
albert sonnenberg replied to albert sonnenberg's discussion all strings or 1 at a time?
"Everythng you said makes sense. Thank you very much."
Oct 31, 2010

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