1. String winder
2. New strings
3. Wire snips or cutters
4. Appropriate sized Allen wrench
5. Phillips screw driver
6. Cleaning cloth
7. Old toothbrush
First, remove the old strings. Loosen them first so you don't add unnecessary tension to the neck. The you can cut them. It's best to cut them in the middle of closer to the nut. Cutting them too close to the bridge can make it difficult to remove them from a Fender style bridge.
If a sting breaks at the bridge you can use part of an old string to thread through the block to remove it.
While all the strings are removed is a great time to clean the headstock, the nut, the fretboard, the guitar body and the bridge saddles. I use an old toothbrush and a cotton swab to get in between the crevices!
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- Changing Strings: Introduction
- Cleaning The Strings, Neck & Body
- Removing Electric Strings
- Putting On Electric Strings
- Stretching & Tuning Electric Strings
- Changing One Acoustic String
- Changing More Acoustic Strings
- Stretching & Tuning Acoustic Strings
- Removing Classical Nylon Strings
- Putting On Classical Nylon Strings
- Stretching & Tuning Classical Strings
- Maintenance Advice & Summary
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