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    PRS Addiction CoreyT's Avatar
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    Anyone use the String Strecha?

    Saw this in a guitar magazine I believe, and I ordered one and it showed up the other day.
    http://www.stringstretcha.com/index/index.php



    My SE Santana I picked up last Saturday would not stay in tune (my SG did this also until a tech stretched them) and I did two passes like in the video above, now the Santana stays in tune.

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    Goatee Practitioner Danerada's Avatar
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    I am so pissed I didn't think of this! LOL

    I'm probably going to get one...I'm willing to try a $15 tool that will make my tuning more stable and assist me in string changing.....or I will make one....
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    PRS Addiction CoreyT's Avatar
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    I neglected to hold my finger at the nut like he says to in the video, and off popped one of the strings.
    I had watched the video when I ordered it, but forgot about the part to hold the string at the nut.
    It is a handy little tool.

    I looked on Amazon and did not see it there or a few other sites, looks like you have to order it directly from the site.

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    Hmmmm
    I de-modded my CU22 soapbar and made a factory spec setup.Im in love again.I very much believe now PRS guitars are perfect as they are.

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    Cream Crackered Mikegarveyblues's Avatar
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    Yep... Stretching the strings is a must do. I think there's a possibilty you could overdo it though and distort the string wrap.

    I had a Planet Waves string winder for years before I realised it had a string winder built into the handle. Kind of works, but I went back to using my hands in the end.
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    I'll stick to hand stretching my strings. I've got no problem doing it myself and I've never ever had an issue or complaint doing so on my guitars or a customer's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OsirisProtocol View Post
    I'll stick to hand stretching my strings. I've got no problem doing it myself and I've never ever had an issue or complaint doing so on my guitars or a customer's.
    Have to admit I'm curious about this, but pretty skeptical. It would save considerable time stretching strings.

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    A simple and great idea!

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    Personally, I don't see the need for a gadget to do what I already do by hand. YMMV.
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