The guitar can be the most prized possession of any person, no matter how young or old he can be. The guitar may represent the most significant memories of a person. The guitar may remind the person of his proposal to his partner, or to his very first musical gig, or whatever memory that he can associate it with.

While many people would love to keep their guitars for the longest time, the guitar is just like anything else in this world destructible. After months of using the guitar, some of its string may cut loose and thus would need replacement. Here is a step by step guide on how to properly change guitar strings.

Things You Will Need

To learn how to properly change guitar strings, you need a few tools in hand. You may need wire snips, a pair of pliers, a cloth for wiping the guitar, and a mechanism to wind the strings.

Step 1

You can start by looking for a flat space to rest your guitar firmly. Once you've rested the guitar properly and securely, position yourself beside the guitar in the way that the sixth string is the one closest to you. Slacken the strings by turning on the knobs at the head of the guitar. You must know that if you are properly slackening the string, the string produces a lower tone each time you strum it.

Step 2

When the guitar string is completely slackened, you have to uncoil it by removing it carefully from the peg. The peg is at the head of the guitar. Then, remove the other end of the guitar string by removing the bridge pin from the guitar's bridge. If you have a hard time removing the pins, it's best to use the pair of pliers you have prepared. Wheedle the bridge pin free from the body of the guitar.

Step 3

Remove the old string from the guitar. Once you've done so, replace the old string with the new one by inserting the string from the bridge pin. Insert it all the way until the end of the string touches the pin.

Step 4

To finish the last step on how to properly change guitar strings, place the new string on the upright position and coil it through the head part of the knob. The last part is tightening the knob so that the string will produce the right tune. Now you can play a guitar with perfectly new strings and you can start playing those beginner guitar solos! Array

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