In this brand new how to series for Gibson TV, “Gibson’s Guide to Guitar Setup and Maintenance,” gives viewers insight on how to properly care for and maintain the playability of their guitar. Hosted by Gibson’s Master Luthier, Jim DeCola, this series provides in depth explanations on topics ranging from changing strings, cleaning and conditioning your fingerboard, adjusting your neck, lowering and raising string action, adjusting pickup height, adjusting intonation, and a whole lot more.
Jim provides step-by-step instruction, the tools needed, and pro tips along the way, as well as simple hacks for times when you might find yourself at the gig without all of the required tools. This series is intended to help you acquire the basic setup and maintenance skills needed to keep your guitars playing and sounding their best, as well as saving you hundreds of dollars a year by not having to bring your guitar to a professional guitar tech.
In this episode of “Gibson’s Guide to Guitar Setup and Maintenance,” viewers learn how to change their electric guitar strings like a professional. Jim shows three different styles of how to tie off the strings at the headstock for guitars with standard tuning machines, as well as how to change strings on guitars with locking tuning machines. Whether you are a beginner learning to change your guitar strings for the first time, or a seasoned professional, Jim will give you pro tips that will make the process simple, more efficient, and provide your electric guitar with better tuning stability.
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