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Steven Meyrich


From:
Colorado, USA
Post Posted 11 Nov 2011 7:32 am     Reply with quote

Here's a dumb question-does anyone have a video or other instructional advice of the recommended way of stringing an older Fender Stringmaster. I have a T-3 24' scale and though I have lots of dobros, guitars and lap steels I still wonder about the best method for stringing this guitar, so thanks for any advice or hands-on directions.

Steve
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Erv Niehaus


From:
Litchfield, MN, USA
Post Posted 11 Nov 2011 8:12 am     Reply with quote

The thin strings go on top. Rolling Eyes
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Steven Meyrich


From:
Colorado, USA
Post Posted 11 Nov 2011 8:14 am     Reply with quote

Okay,okay. I really mean the best way to wind the string on the tuning peg!

Steve
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CrowBear Schmitt


From:
Ariege, - PairO'knees, - France
Post Posted 11 Nov 2011 8:17 am     Reply with quote

give a few winds on the peg & go over not under
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Steven Meyrich


From:
Colorado, USA
Post Posted 11 Nov 2011 8:19 am     Reply with quote

Do you trim the string end first?
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Scott Thomas


Post Posted 11 Nov 2011 8:23 am     Reply with quote

I used the method for stringing any slot head guitar. Here is pdf file from Taylor Guitars. (Scroll down to "slot head guitars".

Oh, and start with the tuners closest to the nut first, and work your way back.

http://www.taylorguitars.com/global/pdfs/Steel_Restring.pdf
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Scott Thomas


Post Posted 11 Nov 2011 8:26 am     Reply with quote

Steven Meyrich wrote:
Do you trim the string end first?


Yes. Measure by using the length of two more tuning posts above the one you are stringing, and cut. (The stringing guide says one and a half.)
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Steven Meyrich


From:
Colorado, USA
Post Posted 11 Nov 2011 9:04 am     Reply with quote

Scott-just what I was looking for! Thanks. The Stringmaster is my only slot head so I appreciate the help.

STeve
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Scott Thomas


Post Posted 11 Nov 2011 9:16 am     Reply with quote

You're welcome. I found that tip #15 is important, as it locks the string in and prevents slipping:

"One wrap goes on the inside; the rest of the wraps go on the outside of the string end, toward the tuners."
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Nic Neufeld


From:
Kansas City, Missouri
Post Posted 9 Nov 2017 1:09 pm     Reply with quote

Old thread, but useful as I consider restringing my Stringmaster tonight...never had a slot head guitar before (aside from my cheap nylon string, and I was absolutely doing it wrong Smile ). Thanks, Forumites From Ages Past!
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