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Thread #66288   Message #1100405
Posted By: van lingle
24-Jan-04 - 12:19 PM
Thread Name: Pre-stretching guitar strings
Subject: RE: Pre-stretching guitar strings
I like to leave strings on until they start going dead and find that the Crary trick really lenghtens string life and helps keep things in tune better. I also grind a little pencil lead into the nut slots when I change strings which keeps them from catching in the nut.

Hey onlyme, Those gauges are pretty heavy even for Open D and G though I know Newtones claim to have lower tension on the wound strings relative to gauge. You might want to check with the builder before proceeding, if possible. Good luck, vl