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Guitar strings backwards

Guitar strings backwards
  1. Can you put guitar strings on backwards?
  2. What happens if you string your guitar the wrong way?
  3. Are strings reversed on left-handed guitar?
  4. Which way do guitar strings go?

Can you put guitar strings on backwards?

It might increase the tension in the strings because they're kind of bent in a funny shape and you'll have to remember to turn the machine heads the other way. At least you did them all backwards and you didn't mix and match. It's just more confusing to tune (unless you do it that way all the time).

What happens if you string your guitar the wrong way?

Consequences of stringing the wrong way

Not only will you have to turn this tuner the 'wrong' way to tune up, the angle out of the nut is sharper and the string can get fouled or run against other tuners (neither of which is great for tuning). ... When you think you're tuning up, you'll actually be loosening the string.

Are strings reversed on left-handed guitar?

Left-handed with normal stringing

They either have true left-handed guitars or have right-handed guitars altered so the strings are correct for a left-handed player. ... On electric guitars altered this way, the controls will be backwards.

Which way do guitar strings go?

If your guitar has tuning pegs on both sides of the headstock, each side will be different. For pegs on the left, turn the peg towards you to tune the string down, turn the peg away from you to tune the string up. For pegs on the right, vice-versa.

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