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October 9, 2014 | How to change mandolin strings

Most of us learned through trial and error, but sometimes it's good to get tips from others on better ways to do it. Some use simple tools like a toothpick to wedge the loop of a string into its peg on the tailpiece (Gibson style model). Some use a capo to hold down the string until it's tensioned close to pitch.

We like using a peg winder and keeping a tuner close by. Once the loop end is seated, there's also a way of wedging the string into place with the fleshy forearm while you wrangle the tuning end.

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We all have our own ways, and here is a video from the D'Addario Strings website using one of their tools:

Video Link: How to restring a mandolin

Posted by Ted at October 9, 2014 5:02 PM


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