How to change a string

If your string breaks, or if you’re ready to change all of your strings, here are some pointers to doing it successfully.

  1. It’s best to change one at a time.
  2. While you have the old string off, take a second and clean the rosin build up off of the fingerboard with a dry cloth.
  3. Take a pencil, and apply a little bit of the graphite to the string groove on the bridge and the nut (this will keep it smooth, and reduce the grinding of the string)
  4. When winding the peg, try to get the string pinched up against the pegbox wall (this will create some friction and reduce slipping)
  5. Don’t forget to push the peg into the pegbox while you’re turning.