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Old 06-09-2013, 07:27 AM
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My guitar instructor has broken them... he can dig deep and pull out a lot of volume from a nylon guitar... he's broken them right in the middle of class... I can't/haven't myself..

I don't mind changing strings.. it gives me a chance to clean the instrument, look it over closely, and takes some photos of the inside of the guitar if I want... I hate how long it takes them to settle in though...

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Old 06-09-2013, 08:50 AM
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I hate it and hate even more the several weeks it seems to take for the unwound strings to really settle down and get stable. Further, I rarely notice much of a sonic difference.
I hate it if it has slots and rollers. My classicals with friction pegs are quick and easy to change. No wrestling around trying to get the things wrapped on there properly and keep them from springing around while I try to make the first few hundred turns with the string winder

But yeah, nylon strings don't seem to get as dead sounding as steels. I only had to change mine recently because I wore through the winding on the D string after a year or so of playing

I usually tune the trebles a semitone high for the first day or two to stretch them out faster. Haven't snapped one yet from it...
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:06 AM
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I get a lot of gratification out of any form of the Zen of guitar maintenance.
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:33 PM
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I get a lot of gratification out of any form of the Zen of guitar maintenance.
I could learn a lot from you Todd.
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:26 PM
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As I am sure you know, there are LOTS of YOUTUBE videos on HOW TO change strings with minimum of effort and pain.
Knowing what to do is helpful, plus makes the job look better, more professional if you did it "right".

Changing strings on a SLOTHEAD steel string is like getting honey from a bees nest with all the dinks in your hands, so nylon is a lot less painful in more ways than one.
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:31 AM
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It doesn't bother me to do it - the consumate 'guitar stringer' who used to string my guitar reminded me that I don't do a very good job....I concede, but I try!
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Absolutely. Deep joy!
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:04 AM
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I get a lot of gratification out of any form of the Zen of guitar maintenance.

after 30+ years of playing the guitar its kind of boring
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:34 AM
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after 30+ years of playing the guitar its kind of boring
I've been playing for 45+ years and I still enjoy it.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:47 AM
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I just changed mine last night. I absolutely loathe the whole process, so I wait until the strings are really really dead. The high E string kept slipping so it took me a long while to get the job done. The guitar sure sounded good though with the new strings on it!
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:24 PM
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I just changed mine last night. I absolutely loathe the whole process, so I wait until the strings are really really dead. The high E string kept slipping so it took me a long while to get the job done. The guitar sure sounded good though with the new strings on it!
In case you don't, make sure you wash your hands before playing and wipe down the strings when done. That may help your strings last longer. I like the way you described the entire process, "loathe".
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I've been playing for 45+ years and I still enjoy it.
Yep, I'm over 35 years now and I just keep learning more and enjoying the process of any kind of tinkering with my instruments......anything I can do to make them sound or play better!
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:26 PM
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Default Do you like stringing a classical guitar?

I don't change my strings very often, so I do not loathe the process. In fact any time I can spend with my guitar I enjoy, even changing strings.
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:01 PM
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I don't change my strings very often, so I do not loathe the process. In fact any time I can spend with my guitar I enjoy, even changing strings.
Well said. I used to enjoy it too (stringing an acoustic or electric) but that was 25 years ago ... and Welcome to the AGF.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:05 AM
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I get a lot of gratification out of any form of the Zen of guitar maintenance.
when you change strings; you change strings..
when you play guitar; you play guitar...
etc, etc.....
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