The ultimate string stretching tool, STRING STRETCHA saves time
and agony; in less than 5 pain-free minutes, it evenly slides up and
down the strings giving each one a proper stretch to help keep your
guitar stay perfectly tuned.
A lot of musicians mistake their guitar tuning problems as a guitar
problem. More often than not, the guitar is not the problem. Tuning
problems are likely the result of strings that have not been stretched
When you stretch your strings using the conventional
method of pulling on random areas of the string with your fingers, it
causes an uneven stretch. Even using the "thumb and fingers" method is
problematic because it hurts and takes at least 45 minutes.
saves time and agony; taking only 5 minutes, pain-free, sliding up and
down the strings evenly giving each string a proper stretch and allowing
your guitar to be perfectly tuned instantly. This results in a better
sounding guitar, as the strings will ring precisely and consistently
with each strum.
Battlefield-tested in studios and by the world's most notable guitar tech pros, we are proud to say that STRETCHA has passed with flying colors.
1) Change your strings and tune guitar.
2) Starting at the bridge, insert the string in the front groove followed by the back groove, which we call the "heel".
3) Holding the tool, gently lean your hand back so the string at the heel is parallel with the other string. (Fig 1.)
4) Don't pull "up" too high (Fig 2.) or drag the heel on the fret board. (Fig 3.)
Keeping the string at the heel parallel with the other strings, slide
the tool along the string toward the nut (the tool should go as far as
the first fret). Then, pull it back to the bridge.
6) Tune and
repeat this procedure - we recommend doing this twice. Sometimes a third
stretch is required, usually with thicker gauge strings.
CAUTION: Repeating this procedure more than four times can result in overstretching the strings.