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post Dec 1 2007, 02:54 AM
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hey guys!

i've had a problem for a while and it's really starting to bug me now that i'm restringing an old acoustic and it's happening again! every time i go to restring a guitar, it winds up that it tunes in the reverse! like, the tuning peg has to go downward to raise the pitch of a string. i'm not sure if that changes the sound of the guitar at all, but it's very counter-intuitive to me and i've had a lot of friends that have the same problem, so i'm assuming i'm not the only one in this boat. smile.gif

can anyone help me out with this?

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post Dec 1 2007, 03:09 AM
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Are you saying that you have to turn the tuning peg the opposite way than before to tune your guitar?
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post Dec 1 2007, 03:21 AM
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It doesnt really matter, its just that the tuning knods are turned a different way when they have put the strings on.

On an acoustic there are 3 knobs on each side, I do it like this:

I turn the knods on the left side of the head invard when I want to tighten the strings


I turn the knods on the right side of the head towards me when I want to tighten them.

Always turn the knods counter clockwise when you want to tighten them(depends wich way you look at them of course tongue.gif )

I dont know if this is the "correct" way, but thats how I do it.

Exqueeze my English, I hope it made sense.

Edit: tuning peg/tuning knod, meh you understand what I mean smile.gif

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post Dec 1 2007, 03:24 AM
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if you want to change it, make sure the string feeds to the opposite side of the peg - e.g. if it is inside, move it to outside then it will tune the opposite way ...

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