Stretching & Tuning New Strings

After you have the new set of strings on then it's time to check the bridge parts (saddles if it's a Fender style) to see if anything was knocked out of alignment while changing the strings.

Next, stretch the strings because there is going to be some slack and looseness in the windings. After that you are ready to start tuning with your tuner!

Be prepared to stretch, tune then re-stretch and retune several times before your new strings will stay solidly in tune!

And, most importantly, tune up, not down!