How To Change An Electric Guitar String
Do you want to know how to change an electric guitar string? Your guitar strings are losing tune, and you know it is time to change one or more of your electric guitar strings. Changing guitar strings on your electric guitar every couple of months is a good idea. Learning how to change electric guitar strings is very important. Once you learn the process once, changing the guitar strings on your electric guitar will be just as easy as riding your bike.
What You Will Need:
- New electric guitar strings
- The ability to follow directions
- The know how to use your electric guitar
- Wire cutters
- You will have to make sure you have new guitar strings for your electric guitar. You should always have a few extra strings available to you when you need to change an electric guitar string. If not, buy the correct strings for your electric guitar.
- You will need to take off the bad electric guitar string. Bend the bridge up (if you have one on your electric guitar) and put something between the bridge and the guitar body. Tune down the guitar to loosen the string. Cut the string with wire cutters. Use a pencil or another object that will work for your situation. Remove the strings from the bridge. Pull the string(s) out of the back of the guitar body.
- Slide the new string(s) back into the electric guitar where you removed the old strings. Anchor each string at the bridge of your electric guitar. Push the strings through the pegs until they are as loose as the old strings were in step two.
- Turn the pegs to tune your electric guitar. Continue to turn the pegs until your string(s) are on your electric guitar correctly. Try putting tension on the string, but not too much. You do not want to snap your new electric guitar strings by pulling them too tight.
- You need to tune your guitar once you have your electric guitar strings on properly. If you have a bridge, remove what was holding the bridge