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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-16-2012, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Stretching Strings, risky and quickly

Hey guys,

So recently I changed my strings on my sabre. During the process I was thinking, "man, it sure sucks to stretch each string one by one." Then the lightbulb turned on. What if i can stretch all of them at the same time. So I strung my guitar up. Grabbed the wangbar and pull up a couple of times and let it set back to neutral. Within a few minutes, my guitar was staying in tune. Perfectly. Yes, the chances of me breaking a string while doing that goes up, but then I can spend less time stretching and spend more time playing.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-16-2012, 11:19 PM
 
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uh-huh. :yesway:
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-17-2012, 12:18 AM
 
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Re: Stretching Strings, risky and quickly

Check out the String Stretcha. Great tool for quickly stretching and settling strings with less risk of breakages than your method.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-17-2012, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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I would LOVE to get one of those. But sadly, no one likes British Columbia.
And boo-hoo shipping from the States, something that is 15$ will cost me another $10 from customs. I'll have to settle with risking string breaks.
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Second the String Stretcha. The best thing released since the winding peg.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-17-2012, 11:53 AM
 
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Re: Stretching Strings, risky and quickly

Just ordered a Stretcha; curious to see the results.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-17-2012, 02:39 PM
 
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I would LOVE to get one of those. But sadly, no one likes British Columbia.
And boo-hoo shipping from the States, something that is 15$ will cost me another $10 from customs. I'll have to settle with risking string breaks.
I bought a String Stretcha last year and I love it - well worth the money - saves time, effort and works exactly as advertised....

I live in British Columbia and shipping was not $10 - my invoice said 14.50 + $2.95 shipping = $17.45 total. I actually called the number on their website and ordered it over the phone and the guy there named Duane was totally cool to deal with...this little tool is definitely worth the $20 - you should order one Blank - I don't think you'll be disappointed...
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-17-2012, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Oh man... That's sweet.
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