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To tighten a string on guitar I turn it counter-clockwise right.?

Author : Audrey

Submitted : 2017-05-27 22:43:34    Popularity:     

Tags: guitar  string  tighten  clockwise  counter  

Depends on which way you turn when you first put it in. However, for consistency, you want to turn it like the wheel son car driving away from you. so that wo

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Depends on which way you turn when you first put it in.
However, for consistency, you want to turn it like the wheel son car driving away from you. so that would be clockwise on the right side, but counter-clockwise on the left side.
It is kinda an unwritten rule, but since it is YOUR instrument, you can turn however you prefer.
All instruments I can think of having strings, are tuned in that way.
Piano strings would be clockwise, like a screw. tighten up the screw, pitch higher

Assuming that your strings are wound correctly and you're looking at the tuner from the knob end, then counterclockwise tightens.

The terms "clockwise" and "counter clockwise" are confusing and dependent on how the string is wound, and which direction you're viewing the tuner from. On an "in-line" style head stock, all the tuners are in a single line. From the player's point of view, they all tighten counter-clockwise.

It gets a little less intuitive on a 3+3 head stock like most acoustic guitars have. This is because you're viewing three of the tuners from the opposite direction...or their back side. From the player's *point of view*, the tuners for the G, B, and E strings are tightening clockwise.

The simple test (as Mikey pointed out) is to just listen to the string as you tighten. The correct direction will be immediately obvious.

Yes, assuming the tuning machines were installed in the standard way. But it's easy enough to make sure - just pluck the string and then turn the knob and you'll hear the change in tone, up or down.

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