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Steve Eulberg

Changing Guitar Strings

This lesson is all about changing your guitar strings. Learn how, why, and when to change them from Steve Eulberg.

Taught by Steve Eulberg in Basic Guitar with Steve Eulberg seriesLength: 37:00Difficulty: 0.5 of 5
Chapter 1: (14:41) Changing Guitar Strings A. How Do I Know When to Change My Strings?
There are several common symptoms that indicate that your stings need to be changed. Here are the most common indications:

1. The strings feel uncomfortable as a result of excessive build-up of dirt on the strings. Over time, the natural oil and dirt generated by your fingers builds up on the strings.

2. If the guitar is not staying in tune, it is definitely time to change the strings. A guitar with fresh strings should stay in tune for roughly an hour regardless of how often you bend your strings. If you notice that a string instantly goes out of tune after bending a string, the string either needs to be changed, or it was installed improperly.

3. The bottoms of the strings flatten and blacken from repetitious contact with the frets. Once the strings decrease in mass, their tone diminishes significantly as well.

4. Tone becomes significantly less bright when strings are corroded and in need of a change. Tone is the best indicator of when the strings need changing. Your ears should be familiar with what your guitar should sound like. Old strings loose their brightness and volume. In general, guitar strings begin to sound like rubber bands when they are at the end of their life. 5.Wound strings begin to unravel slightly from contact with frets. This causes a severe drop in tone quality as well as limited playability.
B. How Often Should I Change My Strings?
This depends entirely upon the individual. There is no standard life expectancy for a set of guitar strings. Touring professionals have guitar techs that change their strings prior to every single performance. Strings are changed on every guitar including instruments used as backups. Strings are changed on back up guitars regardless of whether they were played at the previous gig! For most of you however, strings will not need to be changed this frequently. To make a long story short, the amount of time you spend practicing and performing is directly proportional to how often you will need to change your strings. If you notice one of the symptoms listed in “Section A,” it is most likely time to put on a fresh set. One other factor also determines how often your strings will need to be replaced. Some people’s hands sweat more than others do. If you have sweaty hands, your strings will need to be replaced more frequently.

Note: Although there is no set time interval for changing strings, they should ALWAYS be changed prior to a performance or recording session. This is especially true if you do not perform or record very often. Since people do not have many opportunities to hear/ see you perform, you want to make sure that you are doing everything in your power to create the best performance possible. This includes changing your strings prior to every gig.
C. Types of Strings
1. Acoustic Strings
a. Bronze or Brass-Bronze is much softer than steel. As a result, the tone of Bronze strings is not quite as loud and harmonically rich. However, these strings are ideal for fingerpickers that frequently use a capo. Bronze strings tend to stay intonated better when a capo is being used.

b. Steel-Produces a louder, more harmonically rich tone than bronze. c. Nylon-Nylon produces a softer and rounder sound than both steel and bronze. Classical guitars are strung with nylon.
2. String Size or “Gauge”
Gauge refers to the size of the string in millimeters. String Gauge effects your overall playing in three different ways.

a. String gauge affects your tone in a big way. A higher string gauge may increase overall sustain and volume. Remember, more mass=more volume.

b. Gauge affects the action and setup of your guitar. When switching to a different string gauge, a professional must perform a new setup. Due to the change in tension placed on the neck, the truss rod will probably need to be adjusted as well.

c. Gauge also affects comfortability while playing. Larger strings put more pressure on the tips of the fingers. This will require a development of harder calluses. More importantly though, gauge effects one’s ability to perform certain techniques such as vibrato and bending. Quite simply, larger strings are harder too bend.

Here are some typical gauges used by professionals. They are organized by genre.
Blues: heavy strings-usually 11 gauge+
Rock: light strings-usually 9’s or 10’s. (Players that tune down a full step or more usually choose 11’s.)
Country: heavy strings-11’s+
3. Brand of String
Contrary to what endorsement advertisements may lead you to believe, the brand of string you choose is of very little importance. Many popular brands are owned by the same company. For example, Fender owns several of the major string companies. In terms of electric guitar strings, there is only one brand to be avoided: Snarling Dogs. D’Addario offers the best string for a reasonable price. DR strings are typically the most expensive, but they offer the greatest tone and durability.
D. Tools Needed for Changing Strings
1. Needle nose pliers are needed to cut the strings. Nail clippers are the best cutting implement for nylon strings.

2. A string winder serves many important functions in relation to changing strings. A winder will save you at least 10 minutes when installing new strings. A winder enables you to turn the tuning pegs much faster than with your hands alone. Also, most winders have a groove cut into the head. This groove is designed to pry up the bridge pins. Bridge pins hold the string in place by securing the ball on the end of the string. As Steve mentions, changing strings can be a relaxing, meditative process before a gig. You do not want to ruin this peaceful time with unnecessary frustration.
E. How to Change Strings
1. Loosen each string with the winder. Do not remove the strings yet.

Note: Steve removes all of the strings at once. Removing all of the strings at once enables you to clean every part of the guitar in one easy step. However, the guitar will require more work to keep the strings in tune. Strings provide a specific level of tension on the neck, which the guitar becomes accustomed to. If you remove all of the strings at once, all of this tension is removed. If you take all of the strings off at once, you also run the risk of having the bridge fall off. Consequently, one string should be removed at a time. After the old string is removed, the new string should be put on before moving down to the next string.

2.Once a string is loosened, clean the area of fretboard underneath it with a soft cloth. 3M makes a soft scrubbing surface that is ideal for this application. DO NOT USE STEEL WOOL! Steel wool can potentially damage the surface of the fingerboard. Also, it breaks apart and leaves annoying pieces across the fingerboard.

3. Polish the body and headstock to preserve the finish. We recommend Martin or Gibson guitar polish. In addition to enhancing the appearance of your guitar, polish adds needed moisture to the finish. This is quite important, especially if you live in a cool, dry climate like Steve does.

4. Unwind the string all the way with the winder. Pry up the bridge pin with the end of the winder. Remove the string.
Chapter 2: (7:01) Putting Strings Back On 5. Insert the ball end of the new string into the bridge saddle. Insert the pin into the saddle. Make sure that the pin is secure.

6. Wrap the other end of the string around the tuner once in a counterclockwise direction.

7. Pull the string through the hole in the tuner head. Make sure that you leave enough slack on the string to complete several wraps around the tuning head. There should be approximately 3-4 wraps for wound strings and 5-6 wraps for the treble strings.

8. Tighten the string with the string winder. Tune the string to pitch.
Chapter 3: (1:48) The High Strings The exact same process is used to reinstall the treble strings with one exception. Since the tuners for these strings are on the other side of the headstock, the string must be wrapped around the tuner in the opposite direction (clockwise).
Chapter 4: (4:54) Tuning and Adjusting the Strings Once each string has been replaced, tune them all to pitch. Starting with the sixth string, each string must be stretched to ensure that it will stay in tune. Lightly pull the string away from the body of the guitar around the 12th fret. Now, tune the string back to pitch. Repeat this process until the string no longer goes out of tune when stretched. Do this again over the 7th fret and finally over the 5th fret. Repeat the whole process on every string. Now your guitar is finally ready for action again!
Chapter 5: (8:38) Stringing a Classical Guitar The process of stringing a classical guitar is quite similar to stringing a steel string acoustic. Here is a detailed to list of steps to follow in order to properly string a classical.
1. Using the string winder, loosen and remove the old string.

2. Take out the new string. If there is a leader on it, cut it off. The leader is the short, frayed portion on the end of the string.

3. Pull the new string through the bridge. Leave approximately 3-4 inches of string sticking out of the end of the bridge. This length of string will be used to loop the string. Take this portion and wrap it under the section of string on the other side of the bridge. Create two loops for bass strings and three for the treble strings. Watch Steve perform this step of the process to see exactly how this should be done.

4. Slide the other end of the string through the hole in the tuning post.

5. Wind on the entire string.

6. Tune and stretch the strings.
Note: It is quite helpful to tune every string up a full step and leave them there for about an hour. Then, tune them down to standard pitch. This stretches the strings in a more efficient manner. With this method, you will have a much easier time keeping your strings in tune.

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williamigriffithwilliamigriffith replied on February 9th, 2012

Steve. maybe this has been pointed out already, but the wood part glued to the guitar is the bridge, and the bone or plastic part in the bridge slot is the saddle. This is opposite of what you say on the video, which is incorrect.

dennisvandykdennisvandyk replied on February 1st, 2012

Tnx Steve; they are bright and nice again; Rock on!

dennisvandykdennisvandyk replied on February 1st, 2012

Tnx Steve; they are bright and nice again; Rock on!

artistartist replied on March 28th, 2011

Can I use my Martin Polish to use on my Martin HD28 neck?

teamfoxteamfox replied on March 6th, 2011

That drum set-up zen thing sounds like something Chris Mayer would say...

biff22biff22 replied on February 4th, 2011

Quick question... It looks like Steve is pressing pretty hard (but not too hard) on the bridge pin when inserting it. I've read advice that ranges from not pushing at all and allowing the pin to be secured by the string tension, to pushing hard enough that the pins are snug and tight. Obviously too hard is too hard, but what is the correct way? Or is it a matter of preference? Always concerned about causing unseen damage over time. Thanks.

radamsradams replied on December 26th, 2010

I have a Yamaha S-50A guitar - looks like a classical, but is a "folk" guitar. I have been told not to use nylon strings on it, but I'm not sure what type of strings I should use. Any help?

perry2perry2 replied on September 28th, 2010

The tensioned string at the peg hole wants to become a 90-degree bend. The process can be hastened (which is definitely non-Zen) by gently smashing the exit loop with a needle-nose pliers. Then stretch, tune, and thrash the guitar as demonstrated. Karma is restored by letting the guitar rest for a day or so, allowing its new voice to become what it was meant to be.

joeyc21joeyc21 replied on July 1st, 2010

so the head on my button thing broke off... so now that plastic piece behind the bridge that holds the string in wont come out, any suggestions on getting it out? they aren't just popping out like yours

perry2perry2 replied on September 28th, 2010

You can try getting the old peg out from the bottom - put your hand inside the sound hole, wiggle, and push up. You may need to (gently) tap from the inside, say with a screwdriver handle. Maybe some taps side-to-side, or front-to-back. If the amount of force frightens you, take your guitar to a luthier.

greatghandi1015greatghandi1015 replied on June 4th, 2009

so could you just use ur own hand and keep tuning the string down to remove it instead of using a wire cutter?

songbirdsongbird replied on January 22nd, 2009

Hi Steve, I changed all my guitar strings today. Now guitar is constantly out of tune after I tune it. How long will it take until it's consistent again? Thanks.

jboothjbooth replied on January 22nd, 2009

It can take a bit for the new strings to settle in. One thing I would recommend, and I believe a few teachers recommend this also, is to gently pull up on the strings firmly (not not so hard they will break). This will help them stretch out faster and help it stay in tune quicker.

OdatOdat replied on December 17th, 2008

Regarding it being a good or bad idea to remove all of your guitar strings at once, I have been told by both the manufacturer of my particular guitar (Simon and Patrick) and the tech that did some repairs for me that it's OK to remove all strings at once, but you don't want to leave the guitar for an extended period of time with no strings (the consensus seems to be "a few hours"). The idea being that even when you make a truss rod adjustment the wood in the neck of the guitar needs some time to adjust to the new tension. In the same way removing the tension from the strings isn't going to suddenly turn the neck into a U shape, so as long as you don't take the strings off on Monday and then get around to restringing it on Friday, it should be fine. They put more stress on the problem of changing what gauge of string you're using without making truss rod adjustments than on the "horribleness" of removing all of the strings at once.

futuregeniousfuturegenious replied on July 27th, 2008

Eulberg I broke my 6th string... I am gonna kill you!

robertmiguelastridrobertmiguelastrid replied on December 6th, 2008

Uh ok did you ever consider buying a new one.

robertmiguelastridrobertmiguelastrid replied on December 6th, 2008

I have a qustion for you "If you have a hole in your guitar how can you fix it?".

jeep15603jeep15603 replied on August 22nd, 2008

I too have heard a caution against removing all the strings of a guitar at the same time. I don't think the issue is that the neck will immediately warp (nobody would do it if that were true) but that you somehow affect the truss rod and therefore make it harder for the guitar to stay in tune without a truss rod adjustment. In any event, when I change strings, I do one at a time and stretch each one slowly and carefully before even attempting to bring the string into tune. Maybe it is unneccesary, but I do find I avoid breaking new strings this way.

jamcatjamcat replied on August 13th, 2008

Steve What is the difference between 80/20 Bronze and Phosphor Bronze Stings? I thought all steel strings for acoustic guitar where Phospher Bronze. I thought all

al benwayal benway replied on February 11th, 2013

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al benwayal benway replied on February 11th, 2013

acoustic guitar strings. if you are using bar chords is the difference between light vs regular gauge strings significant enough. also what is your opinion on elixir vs less expensive strings? i enjoy your instruction. thanks

toobadtoobad replied on August 13th, 2008

I was tuning a friends guitar last night and managed to snap the 1st (or small e) string. This always seems to happen to me when the person hasn't used their guitar in a long time. It kind of makes me scared to tune peoples guitars now in fear of snapping their strings. I promised to change them for her so I just watched this lesson. Thanks! Is it just me or do strings tend to snap if they are old or haven't been used in a while? Any tips? Cheers!

jaronjaron replied on June 4th, 2008

I have a question: Can you string an electric guitar this way?

spartus625spartus625 replied on May 13th, 2008

Steve I have a quick question about changing strings. I was once told that you shouldn't take all the strings off the guitar and instead change one string at a time to help keep tension on the neck of the guitar. I was told that releasing all the strings lets all the tension off the neck and could cause problems. Is this true? is this something I should be concerned about? thanks David

skaterstuskaterstu replied on May 22nd, 2008

I'd be interested in knowing if this is true.. I took all the strings off today and gave it a good clean. Surely this cannot be right?

jboothjbooth replied on May 23rd, 2008

I've never heard this before, and never had any issues with my guitar. This kinda sounds like an 'old wives tale' to me, as if this were a real issue manufacturers would recommend it.

skaterstuskaterstu replied on May 22nd, 2008

Great lesson, my high E string snapped today, so I checked out the video and had new strings all tuned up within an hour. I love the way that Steve just randomly rambles on during this video lesson... randomess is a gift for sure.. makes the lessons all the more enjoyable.

rumble dollrumble doll replied on April 19th, 2008

Thanks Steve...I finally motivated myself to change the strings on my guitar for the first time since I bought it in August last year! (yes, I'm ashamed of myself!) I was still using the same strings that were on it when I bought it. I had changed strings previously on the cheap, nasty guitar I used to have, but for some reason I have been putting off changing them on my new guitar. However, I knew they needed to be changed by all the black gunk that was hanging off them round the 2nd fret. I'd also been reading somewhere that this build up can start to corrode the frets. Anyway, I've just done the job, cleaned & conditioned the fretboard & fit a good set of strings. What a difference!! I mean what a 'REAL' difference!! The sound is so bright and beautiful. Why on earth did I leave it so long & keep putting off? I don't know. I carried out the string stretching/settling exercise, tuned her up then gave those strings a good swift run-in with The Promised Land (Mr Springsteen), Take It Easy (The Eagles) & Sweet Child of Mine (Guns n Roses). She's sounding good! I won't be leaving it as long next time. :-)

smithsmith replied on February 14th, 2008

An I stupid? I have completed Beginners lesson 13, now my question, is there no continuation of Steve's teaching beyond lesson 13? Please answer promptly because I am ready to move on. Smith

jboothjbooth replied on February 14th, 2008

Not at this time. We are working on doing more beginner lessons with him. You are definitely at the point you could move on and start experimenting with Phase2/3, or check out Jim Deeming's beginner lessons (not the first few if you already did Steve's) as there is much useful information there as well.

robertoroberto replied on February 11th, 2008

what kind of music do you play most often?

steveeulbergsteveeulberg replied on September 25th, 2007

Hi Alesha, I'm glad to hear that your guitar has a refreshed voice that is now more expressive! Cheers, Steve

aleshaalesha replied on September 24th, 2007

Hey Steve, I was driven by your lesson to change strings the second time in my life! :) Not too hard itself - but your "how to do" exersice made it much easier. Thanks a lot! I moved from "9" strings to 10 ones - additional exercise to my left hand, but the sound became more expressive.;)

steveeulbergsteveeulberg replied on September 24th, 2007

millaTK, glad to hear the lesson "resonated" with you! extra-lights do make the barre chords a little less work for your hand. Glad to know we're able to support and help you! Steve

millaTKmillaTK replied on September 22nd, 2007

Ok, now this is fun: I hadn't noticed this lesson until today: I was looking randomly through JamPlay while I was... tuning my guitar after changing strings!!!! :D Just changed them today on my acoustic, I put extra-light gauge on... and when I watched the lesson I kinda laughed... you know why? Because only a few minutes before I was re-stringing the last one, and my cell phone began to ring... and I just ignored that... I was changing the strings!!!! LOL!!! That thing about the meditative feeling of changing strings... yes, I really feel it, that's why I took the proper time to go to the store, buy my favorite strings, come back home, sit comfortably, unwind and store away the used strings... then I took care of my fretboard, cleaning all the frets carefully with lemon oil... and then I re-strung it... very meditative... a very personal moment... well, luckily this is a common feeling among those who like to play, or else I'd feel I'm going insane!!!! :D Now, the baby is in perfect, bright shape... (and, btw, those extra-light strings make barre chords less straining.... :D) thank you again Steve!

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About Steve Eulberg View Full Biography An Award-winning multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Steve Eulberg weaves mountain and hammered dulcimers with a variety of unusual instruments to create thought-provoking, smile-inducing, toe-tapping acoustic experiences.

He has sung and composed for religious communities, union halls, picket lines, inter-faith retreats, mountain-top youth camps, as well as the more familiar venues: clubs, coffeehouses, bookstores, festivals, charity benefits and showcase concerts.

Born and raised in the German-heritage town of Pemberville, Ohio, Steve was exposed to a variety of music in his home. Early piano lessons were followed by trumpet in school band, and he became self-taught on ukelele and guitar and harmonica. Mandolin was added at Capital University where, while majoring in History, he studied Ear Training, Voice and took Arranging lessons from the Conservatory of Music.

While at college, he first heard hammered and mountain dulcimers, building his first mountain dulcimer just before his final year. Seminary training took him the west side of Denver where he built his first hammered dulcimer. With these instruments, he was able to give voice to the Scottish, English and Irish traditions to which he is also heir.

Following marriage in 1985 to Connie Winter-Eulberg he settled in Kansas City, Missouri. There he worked cross-culturally in a church of African-Americans, Latinos and European Americans, with music being a primary organizing tool. He moved with his family in 1997 to be nestled beside the Rocky Mountains in Fort Coillins, Colorado.

Founder of Owl Mountain Music, Inc. he teaches and performs extensively in Colorado and Wyoming with tours across the US and the UK. He delights in introducing the “sweet music” of dulcimers to people in diverse settings and in addition to his own recordings, has included dulcimers in a variety of session work for other musicians.

In 2000 he was commissioned to create a choral composition featuring dulcimers for the Rainbow Chorus in Fort Collins. It was recorded in the same year (BEGINNINGS). He is currently at work on a commissioned symphony that will feature hammered dulcimer and Australian didjeridu.

Eulberg passionately believes that music crosses cultural and language barriers because music builds community. Influenced by a variety of ethnic styles, his music weaves vital lyric with rap, rock, folk, gospel and blues. Audiences of all ages respond well to his presentation and to his warm sense of humor.

Steve is a member of Local 1000 (AFM), The Folk Alliance, BMI and BWAAG (Better World Artists and Activist's Guild).

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We have teachers covering beginner lessons, rock, classic rock, jazz, bluegrass, fingerstyle, slack key and more. Learn how to play the guitar from experienced players, in a casual environment.

Beginners Welcome.. and Up

Unlike a lot of guitar websites and DVDs, we start our Beginner Lessons at the VERY start of the learning process, as if you just picked up a guitar for the first time.Our teaching is structured for all players.

Take a minute to compare JamPlay to other traditional and new methods of learning guitar. Our estimates for "In-Person" lessons below are based on a weekly face-to-face lesson for $40 per hour.

Price Per Lesson < $0.01 $4 - $5 $30 - $50 Free
Money Back Guarantee Sometimes n/a
Number of Instructors 87 1 – 3 1 Zillions
Interaction with Instructors Daily Webcam Sessions Weekly
Professional Instructors Luck of the Draw Luck of the Draw
New Lessons Daily Weekly Minutely
Structured Lessons
Learn Any Style Sorta
Track Progress
HD Video - Sometimes
Multiple Camera Angles Sometimes - Sometimes
Accurate Tabs Maybe Maybe
Scale/Chord Libraries
Custom JamTracks
Interactive Games
Community
Learn in Sweatpants Socially Unacceptable
Gasoline Needed $0.00 $0.00 ~$4 / gallon! $0.00

Mike H.

"I feel like a 12 year old kid with a new guitar!"
 

I am 66 years young and I still got it! I would have never known this if it had not been for Jamplay! I feel like a 12 year old kid with a new guitar! Ha! I cannot express enough how great you're website is! It is for beginners and advanced pickers! I am an advanced picker and thought I had lost it but thanks to you all, I found it again! Even though I only play by ear, I have been a member a whopping whole two weeks now and have already got Brent's country shuffle and country blues down and of course with embellishments. Thank you all for your wonderful program!


Greg J.

"With Jamplay I can fit in a random session when I have time and I can go at my own pace"
 

I'm a fifty eight year old newbie who owns a guitar which has been sitting untouched in a corner for about seven years now. Last weekend I got inspired to pick it up and finally learn how to play after watching an amazing Spanish guitarist on TV. So, here I am. I'm starting at the beginning with Steve Eulberg and I couldn't be happier (except for the sore fingers :) Some day I'm going to play like Steve! I'm self employed with a hectic schedule. With Jamplay I can fit in a random session when I have time and I can go at my own pace, rewinding and replaying the videos until I get it. This is a very enjoyable diversion from my work yet I still feel like I'm accomplishing something worthwhile. Thanks a lot, Greg


Bill

"I believe this is the absolute best site for guitar students."
 

I am commenting here to tell you and everyone at JamPlay that I believe this is the absolute best site for guitar students. I truly enjoy learning to play the guitar on JamPlay.com. Yes, I said the words, ""enjoy learning."" It is by far the best deal for the money.



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