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So I changed my strings for the first time on my electric and I accidentally wound my low E string the opposite way. I don't really want to get more strings and have leftovers. Will this hurt the nut or the tuning instrument in any way? And how will this affect drop tuning?

  • Do you mean it goes clockwise around the tuning peg? – Your Uncle Bob Sep 5 at 2:06
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    Your Uncle Bob yes – Jinxed Sep 5 at 2:35
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    You can probably remove the string carefully and put it in the other way around. Also, most shops sell individual strings. – Your Uncle Bob Sep 5 at 5:04
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    Just unwind and rewind. This string, being thickest of the bunch, is also most resilient. Just don't ever tune it too high (but you probably know that) – Carl Witthoft Sep 5 at 11:30

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