Always remember to lock down your strings

Ed Storer

Sep 5, 2016
One of the reasons I like the traditional slotted head (Saf-T-Post) tuners - no exposed string ends. Along with a much tidier headstock.


Dr. Stratster
Feb 20, 2018
Wiltshire UK
I thought this was going to be about a world wide wave of guitar string thefts.

But that picture above is just incredibly cringy! I can barely get a single string wound on my guitar before I cut it off. I think I would have a conniption if I didn't cut them off until I was completely done with the screen change.
"Conniption" had to look that one up ✌️ ✌️ ✌️
So would you be crying or laughing? 🤣


Senior Stratmaster
Jan 29, 2022
Birmingham UK
I have seen worse. Nothing beats the string wound up on the wrong side of the capstan.
I wish I still had the photo of the head on a Danelectro I bought cheap a few years ago, advertised has having 'tuning problems'.
The strings were wrapped once around the capstans and on the high three strings, in the wrong direction. It was a miracle it could even be tuned to pitch.


Senior Stratmaster
Oct 25, 2017
South Carolina
Gaah. I installed modern geared tuners on a 1920s banjo recently. Once I got it in tune, I noticed the D (GDAE, Irish tenor) was wrapped backwards. I've never done that...inattention, dyslexia...both?

I occasionally see people playing with string-ends flailing. I move away...