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Bill Ford


From:
Graniteville SC Aiken
Post Posted 21 Jun 2017 6:43 am     Reply with quote

Strings on my new (to me) keyless are new but, when change time comes, how is the best way to put the new ones on without overtuning? Do you use a tuner to prevent overtuning, or put them on one at a time and listen closely? I know,to install flat so there is room to tune.

Thanks, Bill
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George McLellan


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Duluth, MN/Mesa, AZ USA
Post Posted 21 Jun 2017 7:23 am     Reply with quote

What make of guitar is the keyless? I remove all the strings on my Williams keyless and give the fret board a good cleaning and lube the rollers. I also bring the block about ΒΌ inch from the rollers and then attach the string. If you have the 600/700 changer on a Williams, watch for the tail of the string so it doesn't catch on the hole that goes thru it. I always tune one fret low and play about 10 minutes to stretch the strings first avoiding popping one. Then I bring up to final tuning.
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Geo
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Bill Ford


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Graniteville SC Aiken
Post Posted 21 Jun 2017 12:19 pm     Reply with quote

I have an S12(Lamar) with this type head on it. I also like to take all strings off to clean,lube and check everything. My concern is over tension with no way to compensate.


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Larry Allen


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Anchorage,Alaska & Kapaa,Hawaii
Post Posted 21 Jun 2017 3:28 pm     Keyless Reply with quote

Bill, I use my tuner and bring them up to 1/4-1/3 step lower, stretch them and tune up...Larry Very Happy
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