Introduction

This guide gives step-by-step instructions for replacing strings in the most appropriate manner, ensuring that you can do some seriously righteous jamming on your New Yorker!

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  • Place the mandolin on a firm, level surface with adequate lighting.

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Image 1/1: Carefully remove the top end of string from the tuner in the mandolin head.
  • Loosen the tuning nob.

  • Carefully remove the top end of string from the tuner in the mandolin head.

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Image 1/1: Remove the string from the bottom.
  • Unhook the old string from the tail of the mandolin.

  • Remove the string from the bottom.

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  • Select a new string, and then insert the bottom end of it through the bridge at the tail.

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  • Secure the string to the tail by looping it over the hook.

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  • Pulling the string taut, bring its top end across the nut and into the tuning peg.

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  • Run the line through the tuning element at the head of the mandolin, as pictured. Be sure to pull the string away from the headstock.

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Image 1/2: Pull the string tight so that it wraps around the tuning peg. Image 2/2: Pull the string tight so that it wraps around the tuning peg.
  • Pull the string down, towards the fretboard, and run the string underneath itself.

  • Pull the string tight so that it wraps around the tuning peg.

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  • Pinch the string over itself to create a knot.

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  • Tighten the tuning nob until the desired tension is reached.

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  • Clip off any excess string.

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  • Optional: Clip the electronic tuning device to the head of the mandolin; use the device to assist in fine-tuning your mandolin.

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  • Commence rocking on with your Gretsch New Yorker!

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