I have two guitars now. Probably one more than I really need but so it goes.
And I’ve had the Ibanez Hollowbody for a year.
This weekend I went to Mr. Music in Allston, MA (Boston) and got a guitar string cutter/winder and some D’Addario Hi/Lo strings.
So I thought I would attempt stringing.
My guitar has a floating bridge, which means it’s best to change one string at a time.
My first try at the small 10 gauge was unsuccessful I tightened it too much, after it kept falling out on the bottom. So yay!
Then I got better at it with the 2nd-6th strings although I didn’t probably do enough slack or however it works to get a couple loops of the string around.
I’m guessing this might make it go out of tune faster?
Anyway I was able to go to Banko’s around the corner and get a 10 gauge string for a buck.
So I was successful and the guitar sounds a lot brighter. Trying the flatwounds was good for fingerpicking, but I think I like the roundwounds more right now.
And I was successful in changing strings.
So I get some life bonus points. One more thing I have done.