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Question by oskar greye
Submitted on 9/1/2003
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What are different ways to string a classical guitar? I'veplayed acoustics and electrics for years, and am new to the whole "tying the knot" way of things. Is there one generally accepted way of doing this, or are there different types of knots etc.?

Answer by lyghtningrod
Submitted on 12/24/2003
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Answer by llama runner
Submitted on 1/8/2006
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There are two basic methods, the "figure 8" and the "d" method. Figure 8 is used on the treble strings. Bass strings can be done either way. You can also tie knots, use ball end strings, or melt the ends of the nylon strings to make a ball end. I prefer the figure 8 on treble strings, you can tuck the loose end under the following string. And the "d" method on the bass side. Doing a figure 8 on the wound bass strings can cause unnecessary wear on your bridge, and the "d" holds fine.


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