I’ve had a low end strat now for about a year, and its obviously been some time since the strings were changed (the strings had a visible amount of rust on them when I first bought the guitar).
I was jamming away one day when suddenly, I heard a loud metallic *SNAP* – that slightly frightening sound that every guitarist despises (especially when one isn’t well stocked with new strings).
As I had my acoustic to play in the meantime, I was in no rush to sort this out, so I bought a few cheap sets of strings off Ebay. After they came I thought – great! Time to get this baby restrung!
Everything went smoothly until I got to the high E string (the usual culprit where snapped strings are concerned), for whatever reason, the string was completely stuck inside of the guitar.
I tried everything, including screwing off the bridge (pictured above) pulling and pushing on the string, trying to grab it from the hole around the back of the guitar, I was almost ready to screw apart the face plate!
Then I grabbed the low E string from one of the other new packs (Thankfully I stocked up)
I pushed that into the hole at the same time as pushing down on the other string – and Wallah – the high E string popped out the back like nobodies business.
- Posted by toby
- On May 16, 2020
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