Replacing Strings on a Mandolin
Learn all you need to know to properly replace strings on your Gretsch New Yorker Mandolin.
- Autor: Drew
- Tiempo estimado: 15 minutos
- Dificultad: Moderar
This guide gives step-by-step instructions for replacing strings in the most appropriate manner, ensuring that you can do some seriously righteous jamming on your New Yorker!
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Paso 1 — Mandolin Strings ¶
Place the mandolin on a firm, level surface with adequate lighting.
Paso 2 ¶
Loosen the tuning nob.
Carefully remove the top end of string from the tuner in the mandolin head.
Paso 3 ¶
Unhook the old string from the tail of the mandolin.
Remove the string from the bottom.
Paso 4 ¶
Select a new string, and then insert the bottom end of it through the bridge at the tail.
Paso 5 ¶
Secure the string to the tail by looping it over the hook.
Paso 6 ¶
Pulling the string taut, bring its top end across the nut and into the tuning peg.
Paso 7 ¶
Run the line through the tuning element at the head of the mandolin, as pictured. Be sure to pull the string away from the headstock.
Paso 8 ¶
Pull the string down, towards the fretboard, and run the string underneath itself.
Pull the string tight so that it wraps around the tuning peg.
Paso 9 ¶
Pinch the string over itself to create a knot.
Paso 10 ¶
Tighten the tuning nob until the desired tension is reached.
Paso 11 ¶
Clip off any excess string.
Paso 12 ¶
Optional: Clip the electronic tuning device to the head of the mandolin; use the device to assist in fine-tuning your mandolin.
Paso 13 ¶
Commence rocking on with your Gretsch New Yorker!