Restringing, "locking" your strings

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Restringing, "locking" your strings

Post by The Chad on Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:14 pm

John and Damien's discussion of locking tuners made me think about this. 

If you don't have locking tuners, this is a good method to "lock" your stings for better tuning stability.  There are other methods, but this is what I use and it's near flawless.  

Here's a shot of my Electra Endorser strung in a "locking" fashion (a 10-52 set):
 




Here's how to do it.  Simple.

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Re: Restringing, "locking" your strings

Post by corsair on Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:18 pm

Yep... that's the one I use, though I've used all sorts over the years! The only (slight) drawback to the above method is string changing on the fly is a little more awkward to achieve quickly...

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Post by Barry on Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:41 pm

corsair wrote:...The only (slight) drawback to the above method is string changing on the fly is a little more awkward to achieve quickly...
Total PITA more like.

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Re: Restringing, "locking" your strings

Post by The Chad on Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:38 am

I never break strings so it's always worked well for me.  And it only takes and extra 3 seconds per string (or less)!  

Could be worse, could be like BB King and wind the entire string on the peg.   Laughing

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