How To Change Your Electric Guitar Strings

Written by Mantius Cazaubon

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Now pullrepparttar string overrepparttar 143199 bridge, overrepparttar 143200 nut ofrepparttar 143201 neck, and up pastrepparttar 143202 tuning peg. Make sure it isn't slack. The new string is very long so you will have to cut some of it off. Leave enough string for a few winds aroundrepparttar 143203 tuning peg. Two inches aboverepparttar 143204 peg should work.

Pullrepparttar 143205 string throughrepparttar 143206 hole ofrepparttar 143207 tuning peg and begin winding it. The string shouldn't be slack. To keeprepparttar 143208 tension, place your fingers underrepparttar 143209 string. Withrepparttar 143210 guitar facing you, windrepparttar 143211 tuning pegs onrepparttar 143212 left side clockwise. Wind those onrepparttar 143213 right side anticlockwise.

To speed uprepparttar 143214 winding process, place your string winder overrepparttar 143215 tuning peg and wind untilrepparttar 143216 string becomes tight. Then take offrepparttar 143217 peg winder and userepparttar 143218 tuning peg to tunerepparttar 143219 string.

Now that you've changed and tuned your 6th string, you can just repeatrepparttar 143220 process for allrepparttar 143221 other strings.

Breaking in.

Sincerepparttar 143222 strings are new, they can stretch and go out of tune easily. They need to break in. You can speed uprepparttar 143223 breaking in process by stretchingrepparttar 143224 string yourself. Giverepparttar 143225 strings a few gentle pulls or do some spirited strumming.

You will find yourself having to tune your guitar quite a bit after replacing your strings. But after one or two days everything should be okay.

Mantius Cazaubon offers a buying guide to helping you choose an electric guitar that meets your needs on his site, Visit for electric guitar lessons, tips, and reviews.

Scrapbook Photos -- Getting Adventurous With Your Layouts

Written by Nigel Patterson

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Ribbons and Lace

Ribbon and lace are by farrepparttar most common and most beautiful border embellishments. The flowing nature of both materials encourages a touch of softness and elegance. Ribbon and lace are especially popular in gift and memory scrapbooks. Ribbon is easy to glue and attach. Lace requires a bit more patience.

For an interesting change from ribbon and lace, try using jute or raffia.

Embroidery Cotton

Embroidery cotton can be used in a number of interesting scrapbooking ways. Individual fibers can be used to add a focus to special items or used to give dimension to artwork or drawings.

Embroidery fibers can also be twisted or braided for use in artwork or as imaginative borders. Embroidery cotton can even be used to tie down other items in a beautiful and creative way.


Hemp can be used for a number of purposes in scrapbooking. Single, twisted, or braided fibers can be used to add focus as picture frames, or alongrepparttar 143094 edges ofrepparttar 143095 scrapbook page as a border. Hemp looks especially good in scrapbooks with a western theme. In general, hemp can also be used to make a scrapbook appear more masculine.

Hemp glues quite easily and hides glue messes well. To increaserepparttar 143096 likelihood that a piece of hemp will stay in place whilerepparttar 143097 glue is drying, place a piece of scotch tape overrepparttar 143098 rope untilrepparttar 143099 piece dries fully.

Always trust your own instincts and haverepparttar 143100 confidence to organize and decorate your scrapbook according to how you seerepparttar 143101 people and events it represents. That way your work will form a unique record and have even greater personal value.

Nigel Patterson is a writer on arts and crafts and the publisher of numerous articles to help you with your scrapbook, including tips on scrapbook layout and scrapbook supplies.

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