How To Break In A New Set Of Guitar Strings
Have you been noticing lately that after you have put on a fresh set of guitar strings, and rock out your favorite guitar riffs for awhile, that the strings just don’t hold their tune very long? The reason for this is because new strings need to be properly stretched out. There are a few extra steps that need to be taken when you change your guitar strings.
Proper Steps to Stretching Your Guitar Strings
1. After you have finished putting on the new strings, start with the 6th string (Low E) and tune it to the proper pitch.
Helpful Tip: When you tune a brand new set of strings, it is suggested that you use an electric guitar tuner. This especially goes for beginners who are not able to recognize the correct tone by ear. Plus it ensures that you get an accurate tune.
2. Next, take your fretting hand (left hand) and hold the string down at the first fret.
3. Now take your your right hand and gently pull up on the string at the fourth or fifth fret. Keeping this same method, start to work your way up the fretboard. At the same time you should keep your hands about three to four frets...