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Stuti

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Greetings, I was wondering if there was a technique for stretching the new strings when replacing the old strings on the Sitar. For my guitars I usually pull the string upward at the twelved fret and retune doing this several times so when I bend the string it stays mostly in tune. I don't want to do this on my Sitar for fear of breaking something, so could you please share your technique? Thank you.
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daz199

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the same method works, but instead of pulling the string up just do some big meends all over the neck...keep retuning until everything settles
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the same method works, but instead of pulling the string up just do some big meends all over the neck...keep retuning until everything settles
Yes, Daz has it! Just drag those new strings across the frets. They will go flat. Retune and drag again. Doesn't take long!

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halloo all-
one of the most attractive features about cryogenic string is that the goal you seek will become a reality much sooner and last MUCH longer that plain steel.
lmk if you'd like to try it out for yourself.
-the up-all-night doc :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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