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post Jun 18 2007, 09:13 PM
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Hi just fitted new D`Addario XL strings today..but how do I break them in? I have to tune it all the time...Any good advices?
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post Jun 18 2007, 09:24 PM
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What I do after putting on new strings is to bend them quite a lot (1 string at a time) and then retune and then repeat maybe 3 or 4 times. After that they are usually pretty good and they only get better with time.


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post Jun 18 2007, 09:25 PM
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QUOTE (spdalton @ Jun 18 2007, 10:24 PM) *
What I do after putting on new strings is to bend them quite a lot (1 string at a time) and then retune and then repeat maybe 3 or 4 times. After that they are usually pretty good and they only get better with time.

Thanks man.. Ill try that..smile.gif
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post Jun 18 2007, 10:02 PM
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A common way to break in new strings is to tune up and then gently stretch the strings away from the fretboard a few times. Tune up again and repeat a few times until the strings stop going flat when you stretch them.

The suggestion from spdalton about bending the strings probably does a similar job.


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post Jun 18 2007, 10:07 PM
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QUOTE (Resurrection @ Jun 18 2007, 10:02 PM) *
A common way to break in new strings is to tune up and then gently stretch the strings away from the fretboard a few times. Tune up again and repeat a few times until the strings stop going flat when you stretch them.


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This should do the job, there is nothing worse than strings going constantly out of tune!

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post Jun 18 2007, 11:25 PM
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Yep, take the strings as if you were drawing a bow or something, except obviously not that far back. When it stops getting out of tune, you're good to go.


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