How to Change or Replace a Cello String
Replacing a cello string is relatively simple and most people can achieve this in a few minutes with an entire set taking 10-20 minutes. One word of caution, you should never remove all the strings from a cello together because the strings maintain a tension across the whole instrument.
Cello strings will last longer than other string instruments like violins or violas but most cellists will replace your strings at least once a year, more often if you play regularly. They can last longer than a year but the sound can be affected.
Process to Replace Cello Strings
- Loosen the Pegs
- Remove the String from the Peg
- Remove String from the Fine Tuner
- Connect the New String to the Fine Tuner
- Insert the End of the String into the Peg
- Wind the String onto the Peg
- Tighten the String
- Align the String to the Bridge and Nut
- Tighten the String to Pitch
- Fine Tune