tuning peg gone bad

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So sad
To watch tuning peg go bad

AP Chemirocha (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 6 June 2021 23:14 (one year ago) link

Many years ago, one of the bushing grommets once flew off my only guitar during the first song in my band's set at a high profile gig in front of hundreds of people.
Was horrendously out of tune and absolutely miserable throughout the set.

Wedged a piece of toothpick in there as a temp fix ahead of the following night's show, and it's still in there.

Fauna Sukkot (Deflatormouse), Monday, 7 June 2021 04:26 (one year ago) link

Excellent story, Deflatormouse!

AP Chemirocha (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 7 June 2021 13:44 (one year ago) link

eleven months pass...

i have idea what thread to put this in so here goes

in all my life i have never tried replacing the strings on a nylon-string classical guitar. well now i need to and i realize i'm such an idiot that i don't even know how to. so i'm watching youtube videos. the first video i watched had a really nice guy with a canadian accent who says that the low E string will usually have an end that's wound tightly and an end that's wound loosely, and you want to put the loose end on the bridge:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EK3g7FvzaHI

for some reason i'm watching another video, that says the loose end goes up on the headstock! "very important"!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVqKIZM8__w

now a wise person might come away from this thinking that it doesn't matter very much, but now i'm just all in a tizzy, all jibber jabbing, talking to myself, what should i do??

side note: the strings on this guitar (GIVEN TO ME BY ERSTWHILE USER G00BLAR) were strung very nicely indeed. the little tails on the bridge were all cleverly interlocked with each other, in a solid plait

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 24 May 2022 21:27 (four months ago) link

I’m very experienced with guitar maintenance and repair but I HATE stringing a classical. I’m terrible at it.

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 24 May 2022 22:40 (four months ago) link

that makes me feel better. it actually wasn't too bad. i put the stiff end of the low E on the bridge cause it felt right. living dangerously.

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 24 May 2022 22:41 (four months ago) link

I used this guide but I’m not sure that is an endorsement …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx1IG93sEs4

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 24 May 2022 22:44 (four months ago) link

And I think you did right - the bridge end should be stiff and locked down, the tuner end should have slack and flexibility, I think.

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 24 May 2022 22:45 (four months ago) link


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