Should I increase the number of wraps around tuning peg if tuning down?



Asked by: Cynthia Collazo

The lower the gauge (i.e., thin strings) the more wraps you need. Fat strings have less of a tendency to slip or rub against the peg’s string hole (where breaks often happen). If you’re tuning down, you might get better tone if you switch strings, in which case you can wrap your strings less.

How many times should a string wrap around a tuning peg?





If you’ve left the correct amount of slack, there should be two to three wraps on the heavier strings, and three to five at most on the thinner ones. Too many wraps can cause tuning problems, as it makes it more likely for the wraps to pile up on each other and not wind evenly around the post.

How many times should a bass string wrap around peg?

The correct answer is three times. Just like the number of licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop!

How do I make my tuning pegs smoother?

But the trick is don't push the peg in or out don't do anything just loosen the peg. You know that just a little bit. So you loosen that peg let's say I'll go a quarter.

How do you wrap strings around tuning peg?

But you want to wrap the string around the backside of the post. And then under the string coming off the fretboard. Like so then you pull it tight make sure to wrap tight around that post.

How much slack should I leave when restringing a guitar?





Anywhere between 2-4 windings will be plenty and, so long as you are restringing your guitar in a conventional way, this should ensure that you have enough tension in your string to maintain your tuning and avoid any string slippage.

Why do guitar strings break when tuning down?

The slots can become misshapen and/or become dirty with grit and grime after years of use. All these factors can lead to string breakage at the nut. Just as sharp tuning posts can act like little string cutters, dirty or misshapen nut slots can break strings too.

How much string do you leave on bass?

You will typically get 2 to 3 wraps around the tuning post. If using strings with silk-wrapped ends, those ends should line up nicely on the headstock when tuned to pitch.

How tight should you tighten locking tuners?

Go snug….but don’t tighten it like a tire lug nut…. only go tad bit past snug.

How much should you cut off a bass string?

The point you cut should be 3 inches past the tuning peg, bend half and inch or so of the string through 90 degrees before you cut (this stops the unwinding).



Does it matter which way you wind guitar strings?

It’s very important to wind the string around your tuner in the correct direction. Winding incorrectly could result in breakage, premature nut wear and interference with other tuners. Because of the different head stock designs, it’s easy to get this wrong.

How do I stop my strings from slipping?

Then over here we're gonna do is take your finger push down here so you're the slack is is it's constant you know it's not going to slip. They're going to take the string.

Which way do you wrap acoustic guitar strings?

And remember you always want to wrap towards the inside of the headstock. So once you get to the treble side strings. Its going to be in the opposite. Direction as the bass side.



Should you leave slack on guitar strings?

String up the new string



That’s just enough slack for winding. If you leave more slack, you’ll spend days winding up; less slack and you’ll experience tuning instability for the life of the string.

How should guitar strings be wound?

First wind around the top. And then the second one goes around the bottom locks.

Should you trim guitar strings?

Anyway what you want to do is just take your string just kind of hold it tight like this and get about a quarter of an inch away from the tuning peg just give it a snip.

What are guitar calluses?

Calluses that are formed from playing the guitar are your body’s response to the constant rubbing, or force that is applied to the fingertips from the guitar strings. This sounds like it would be something you would want to avoid, but it is actually something you want embrace as a guitarist.



How long do guitar strings last?

about three months

Even so, a seldom-played guitar will quickly acquire rusted strings because of humidity and moisture in the air. The average set of strings played by the average player may last around 90 days (about three months).

What length do you cut guitar strings?

The stringing process is the same for 12-string guitars, except that you should trim the bass strings the equivalent of two tuner lengths past the post into which it’s inserted and three tuner lengths for the trebles. When re-stringing a slot-head guitar, trim the strings one and one-half tuner lengths past the post.

Can I cut guitar strings with wire cutters?

Diagonal cutting pliers / wire cutters



Guitar strings are somewhat similar to wires, which makes them excellent for the job.



How do you string a guitar without a locking tuner?

Basically you have to make sure the hole on the post is pointing downwards. Once it's straight then you put your string through in this case we're using. A third string. Pull it right through.