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Installing guitar wires


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I broke my first guitar wire today. Husband tried to replace. 3 broken wires later, he quit. He threads it, wraps it around and gets it where he thinks it should be and it breaks again. Is there a simple way to do this? He isn't particularly mechanical, but it just can't be that hard. Help--anyone?

Ruth Kendrick

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My guess is that he's installing the wrong gauge wire, or overtightening during the install. For instance, the G & B strings may look practically identical, but if you try to tune the G to the pitch of the B it'll be very likely to break.

When tightening the new string, be careful to not tune it too high. ;)

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Wouldn't the wire that Dedy supplied with the guitar be the correct wire? I haven't tried it again as I don't have time right now. I'll get out my trusty knife for the one cut that is missing.

Ruth Kendrick

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