This picture hurts my very fûcking soul !!!!
@DrSin, I don’t even play guitar and I know that’s fvcking awful
@Toxia, I use to when I was in high school and college I was in a band and play a total of 100 shows in 5 years ..... we didn’t have time or the band mates, most of them where to a max of 50-100 people. This picture makes me hurt everywhere
Does this actually affect staying in tune though?
@PottedPlant, maybe it changes the angle that the wire is at?
@PottedPlant, without knowing my soundhole from my bunghole, I’d guess the “stay” part is important. This would let the string shift or slip more than a clean coil.
@PottedPlant, Yeah. A little bit of stretch has a big impact with all that spiders web of nonsense.
It does take a bit of practice but easier than you think to do this right
@Steve Lichman, how does it take practice? Just slip the string through the tuning peg, snip the excess and leave about 2 inches pulled past the peg
@The real meowman, As with most things, it’s not super simple to just get it right from the get go. When I learned how to properly do it, it still took me 3 string changes to get it just right
@Steve Lichman, not going to lie, that's kinda sad. This is an extremely simple thing to do correctly. I can understand someone being ignorant and not knowing they need to cut the excess string, but if you are aware of how it should be done, it's not hard to do. Just about anybody should be able to watch one youtube tutorial video and then do it correctly afterwards.
@The real meowman, it had nothing to do with excess string, which doesn’t even matter to cut, that’s purely preference and slightly a safety thing to not get poked. The literal proper way to wrap them, without a winder, and knowing to go around and back under and not just wrap as tight as you can isn’t exactly putting the square into a square hole. More like riding a bike, gotta do it the a few times to get it right. Let me guess, is not being able to sweep-pick after one YouTube video also sad?
@Steve Lichman, 1)oof what a comeback. 2) I’m with you. My first ever restring, I was ignorant to how much room to leave for the winding. So I had a: tighten, tighten tight..*snap*.. (silence/shame) moment. Never made that mistake again.
As someone who has played guitar for about two weeks I would be interested if someone could explain this
@RollingInD1ck, been playing professionally over 20 years... tuning is about keeping the string in the same place while it vibrates... when you are wrapped properly, the strings can’t slip/slide as much, so you stay in tune.. this type of wrap, the string can move, so it’ll fall out of tune flat with just a few minutes of playing...
@obtuse gopher, this is the best answer and the right answer. Also a guitarist, just not professionally.
@RollingInD1ck, never stop practicing the basics for at least 1 year. Just rudimentary things like picking fundamentals, fretting fundamentals and the main 6 chords. It’s so worth the effort long term. Rock on!
Not gonna lie, I thought that was a coil for a vape at first glance and was wondering how in the cinnamon toast fvck they managed to do that
Oh that hurts so bad in so many ways