How to Re-Sting a Mandolin

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How to Re-Sting a Mandolin
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Start off by getting everything you need together.  I'm using Martin .010's. 80/20 Bronze strings

Start off by getting everything you need together. I'm using Martin .010's. 80/20 Bronze strings

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Start by removing the face plate

Start by removing the face plate

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Pick a set of two strings to remove. I'm starting off with the G's

Pick a set of two strings to remove. I'm starting off with the G's

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If your mandolin has a floating bridge, NEVER remove/apply more than two strings (one set) at a time.

If your mandolin has a floating bridge, NEVER remove/apply more than two strings (one set) at a time.

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Begin unwinding

Begin unwinding

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When loose enough, unhook the string

When loose enough, unhook the string

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Get your new strings

Get your new strings

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Hook on your new strings

Hook on your new strings

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Feed string through the eyelet

Feed string through the eyelet

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Giving yourself about one fret-length, give yourself some slack

Giving yourself about one fret-length, give yourself some slack

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Bend string and start winding

Bend string and start winding

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Repeat process until finished

Repeat process until finished

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Replace the base plate once finished

Replace the base plate once finished

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Cut excess string

Cut excess string

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Old and excess strings?  You can throw them away, or do something creative with them. I make dream catchers with mine.

Old and excess strings? You can throw them away, or do something creative with them. I make dream catchers with mine.

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Tune up and play

Tune up and play

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