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Replacing Strings on a Mandolin

Learn all you need to know to properly replace strings on your Gretsch New Yorker Mandolin.

  • 作成者: Drew
  • 所要時間: 15分
  • 難易度: 普通

This guide gives step-by-step instructions for replacing strings in the most appropriate manner, ensuring that you can do some seriously righteous jamming on your New Yorker!

手順 1 Mandolin Strings  ¶ 

Place the mandolin on a firm, level surface with adequate lighting.

手順 1 Mandolin Strings  ¶ 

  • Place the mandolin on a firm, level surface with adequate lighting.

手順 2  ¶ 

Loosen the tuning nob.

手順 2  ¶ 

  • Loosen the tuning nob.

  • Carefully remove the top end of string from the tuner in the mandolin head.

手順 3  ¶ 

Unhook the old string from the tail of the mandolin.

手順 3  ¶ 

  • Unhook the old string from the tail of the mandolin.

  • Remove the string from the bottom.

手順 4  ¶ 

Select a new string, and then insert the bottom end of it through the bridge at the tail.

手順 4  ¶ 

  • Select a new string, and then insert the bottom end of it through the bridge at the tail.

手順 5  ¶ 

Secure the string to the tail by looping it over the hook.

手順 5  ¶ 

  • Secure the string to the tail by looping it over the hook.

手順 6  ¶ 

Pulling the string taut, bring its top end across the nut and into the tuning peg.

手順 6  ¶ 

  • Pulling the string taut, bring its top end across the nut and into the tuning peg.

手順 7  ¶ 

Run the line through the tuning element at the head of the mandolin,  as pictured.  Be sure to pull the string away from the headstock.

手順 7  ¶ 

  • Run the line through the tuning element at the head of the mandolin, as pictured. Be sure to pull the string away from the headstock.

手順 8  ¶ 

Pull the string down, towards the fretboard, and run the string underneath itself. Pull the string tight so that it wraps around the tuning peg.

手順 8  ¶ 

  • Pull the string down, towards the fretboard, and run the string underneath itself.

  • Pull the string tight so that it wraps around the tuning peg.

手順 9  ¶ 

Pinch the string over itself to create a knot.

手順 9  ¶ 

  • Pinch the string over itself to create a knot.

手順 10  ¶ 

Tighten the tuning nob until the desired tension is reached.

手順 10  ¶ 

  • Tighten the tuning nob until the desired tension is reached.

手順 11  ¶ 

Clip off any excess string.

手順 11  ¶ 

  • Clip off any excess string.

手順 12  ¶ 

Optional: Clip the electronic tuning device to the head of the mandolin; use the device to assist in fine-tuning your mandolin.

手順 12  ¶ 

  • Optional: Clip the electronic tuning device to the head of the mandolin; use the device to assist in fine-tuning your mandolin.

手順 13  ¶ 

Commence rocking on with your Gretsch New Yorker!

手順 13  ¶ 

  • Commence rocking on with your Gretsch New Yorker!