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Dobro Lessons: Changing Your Strings

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All right,
I'm going to show you how to put on
a new string onto your guitar here.
So I've got no G-string on it right now,
so I'm going to show you how to,
to put a string on.
So you get, make sure you have the right
gauge string.
For the G, I use a 28 gauge.
So you get it unwound, and I start at the
lower end and
just feed it through in between the bridge
and the cover plate, and
then I just put the ball end of it, right
there in the tail piece.
So you've got it like this.
And then I just hold it with my right
hand, so it stays tight and
doesn't pop out of there.
I get my tuning peg, so I can feed the
string through the hole.
And this is the way I put on a string,
other people may probably do it
differently.
But I feed it through like this, and then
I come underneath,
pull it through and so I have a little,
locking knot like that.
And then I just turn it in
this direction away from me, so that this
is going away from me.
And then it locks, see.
I've got that cinched down, and then what
you wanna do is make sure that
the string down here is in its proper
slot.
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And
then I just tune it up until I get all the
way up to G.
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And there
you go.
And then I've got just a little bit of
excess here, that I cut off.
And actually so I don't poke myself, I
usually take that little piece that's left
over and with my snips I just turn it down
so I don't poke myself.
And that's it, you got your new string on.
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