Jayne wrote:Good evening folks,
I just made my first complete string change....only took me two hours.
That time will definitely improve!
I would like to emphasize the suggestion to get one of those plastic cranks. They would have them at practically any musical instrument store, I would think. They're cheap and make changing strings dramatically faster and easier.
When I first started CG, there was a "string-changing time record" at the guitar shop. I wish I could remember the actual number -- really fast. Four and half minutes? Two and a half minutes? I do recall being totally amazed by it. (And they didn't use a power tool, I'm sure, Azalais! That's CHEATING!!!
) What's the Delcamp record, I wonder? Surely there's a Guiness Book of World Records for this.
It takes me about 10-15 minutes. Most of that time is spent getting the strings off, not putting them on, oddly enough -- I can never get the stupid things out of the spindle holes!
That, and I'm one of those stupid people who sets things down and can't find them 10 seconds later -- without even leaving the chair -- so I spend a lot of time looking around for the string winder.