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The Proper Way to String your Instruments

As simple as it may sound, proper string installation is critical to the playability of your instrument. An incorrectly installed string can slip and cause the instrument to continually go out of tune.

At the bridge...

The lower end of the instrument is strung . Different instruments are strung according to the bridge and string type. The bridge end is always strung before the string posts at the neck..

At the neck...

To fasten a string on the string post bring the string up the center of the instrument to the post desired. Put string (A) through the hole or slot in the post at (B) to (C), then around the upper side of the post (D) and under the string (A) at (B), then back again around the post (D). Now the string will lock itself against the post as you tighten the string and prevent slipping.