Guitar

Uncut guitar strings

Uncut guitar strings
  1. Why do people not trim guitar strings?
  2. Can you restring a guitar with old strings?
  3. Do guitar strings go from thickest to thinnest?

Why do people not trim guitar strings?

The reason people in tutorials often cut the guitar strings is because they are often professionals whose goal is to change a set of strings as fast as possible. They aren't concerned with re-using the strings. But in your case, yes, you can definitely re-use the strings.

Can you restring a guitar with old strings?

Yeah you can, this is completely fine, it's not ideal of course and there is a risk of the string snapping at the kink where it originally wrapped around the post, but for the most part you should be fine.

Do guitar strings go from thickest to thinnest?

The string order goes from thickest to thinnest again D, A, D, G, A, and D. It's really easy to get there. All you have to do is tune the two E strings down by a tone/two semitones to get to DADGBD. So, from Drop D tuning all you need to do is drop the thinnest E string and you're there!

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