Taylor 6 string. I use this method regularly, just be sure you have a variable speed driver, so as to quickly tension the string before it has a chance to slip, then you can wind slowly.
Martin Slot Head I had to look this up. I find I was not as clumsy on 6th string as this guy, but I had great difficulty with 1st and 2ed string. I actually needed a 3rd hand (my wife's) to wind the 1st string.
Last Edit: Oct 23, 2019 14:40:44 GMT -5 by RobertW
Never had any problem with my cheap plastic string winder (in fact it was free, the local guitar shop gave it to me), sometimes I'm to lazy to get the plastic string winder out, and guess what, I use me fingers, and they work just fine to.
Post by Anteriormente Pura Vida! on Oct 26, 2019 11:15:12 GMT -5
I've always done the Martin method (not shown here), but taking strings off is a pain b/c they get hooked. Since my strings are hex-core, there's no chance of unraveling, so I've gone to more of a Taylor method, where I'm pre-cutting my strings before winding. On our only slotted headstock, I pre-cut the string and then wind them. I use a Music Nomad string winder, which works great and protects the guitar.
I see the Music Nomad used the Planet Waves power winder socket design same as I use with the DeWalt. I haven't the energy to crank it at 300rpm as in video Also, I have never seen it in any music store.
The generic plastic winders keep falling off the peg. The power sockets have two orientations to fit most tuner buttons snugly.
My DeWalt is Variable Dual-Range; I use the 0-450rpm range.