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It's not going to make much difference on a classical guitar. Optimum would be that the strings follow straight lines over the nut to the tuner capstan, as there is slightly less stress sideways.So, if possible, finish the windings so that the string is as straight as it can be. On electric guitars, with vibratos, it does help if this is the case.This was a ...


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I don't know how much historical instruments play into the numbering scheme, but various types of lutes had rather wild collections of bass and resonance strings while the melody strings were mostly standard. Numbering from melody to bass would make it easier to write string indications that stay useful when switching between different lute types.


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I could reword the first phrase of your question: Considering that pitch goes down from high E to low E through all 6 strings (...) When pitch is concerned, we never really consider "low" to come before "high", or the other way around. Leftaroundabout made a good comment about that: when guitars were still held in a more upright position, the strings ...


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If I use Ernie Ball, D'Addario, Dunlop, etc strings they will rust within, get this, 2 days. Trust me when I say, you want to get some better strings preferably coated one, such as Elixirs. The other coated strings brands still rusted and sounded dead for me after just a few weeks. Elixirs at least last about a month. Also, use a cloth to wipe down (or ...


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I use a flannel shoe cloth (like you get in hotel rooms) with a few dabs of of baby oil to wipe the strings down before and after playing. And also wipe my fingertips (calluses). That all works wonders. Sliding your fingers along becomes so much easier. Lately I've combined that with Elixir plain corrosion resistant strings, and I find that extends the ...



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