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[title] Remove the first half of the dead strings
[* black] The first step to getting your guitar back into shape is to remove the old, dead strings. This will allow usaccess to access the fretboard and headstock so they can be more thoroughly clean the parts of the body and headstock the strings lay overcleaned.
[* black] We doDo not want to remove all 6 strings at onceonce, as this would suddenly and drastically alter the tension on the neck, which could lead to warping. If the neck becomes warped, when the new strings that are applied they may beend up too close or too far away from the fretboard, causing either fret buzz or strings that are difficult to press down. Instead, remove the first 3.
[* black] The first step to getting your guitar back into shape is to remove the old, dead strings. This will allow usaccess to access the fretboard and headstock so they can be more thoroughly clean the parts of the body and headstock the strings lay overcleaned.
[* black] We doDo not want to remove all 6 strings at onceonce, as this would suddenly and drastically alter the tension on the neck, which could lead to warping. If the neck becomes warped, when the new strings that are applied they may beend up too close or too far away from the fretboard, causing either fret buzz or strings that are difficult to press down. Instead, remove the first 3.
[* black] Using your string winder, begin to unwind the smallest (high E) string with a string winder. When it is quite slack - plucking it no longer sounds like a note - pull out the pin where the string enters the bridge on the body.
[* black] Carefully pull the string out of the bridge pin hole, then unwrap the string from around the tuning peg. This should not require any cutting. Be careful not to scratch the headstock with the end of the string!
[* black] Repeat this for each of the next two smallest strings (the B and G).