By Tom Freeland
Why do you care about stringing your guitar you may ask. Well the reason is simple. It will make you sound better because if your guitar is properly strung, you will get longer natural sustain.
This is something that no fx pedal can reproduce, clean natural sustain. Of course after you have this sustain you can play with it all you want with your fx pedals.
Many guitarists make the same mistake when stringing a guitar, they don’t wind enough of the string onto the tuning peg or they wind too much.
Why is this seemingly simple thing so important? Because the greater the angle between the nut (the top part of the guitar) and the tuning peg, the better the sustaining qualities of the string. Simply put, it makes you sound better. And your strings will not go out of tune as fast.
Of course you can always wind too much as well, and then the strings will tend to slip out of tune easier. You want to have just the right amount.Continue reading The Secrets of Correctly Stringing Your Guitar