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Old 12-21-2012, 10:59 PM   #1
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Exclamation Broken guitar, need serious help :(

Hello everybody. I've had a fender starcaster acoustic guitar for about 3 years now, and it's been quite great for a while. I haven't had enough money to upgrade and still wont for another few months. However, over the past couple of months, i would change the tuning of it or change strings, and my low E string would get to maybe, a low c# or a d, and then make a pop sound and then jump down alot of tones to a lower note... and i cannot for the life of me figure out whats wrong. I have noticed that if i look at the mechanism inside the tuner there is a little gear, and the gear would turn, then snap back a few notches, making the string tune up a few notes then snap back down. I could make a video if there isnt enough help here, and hopefully someone can give me some advice because i really miss playing it, and i'd hate to know it's unfixable. I don't believe my neck is warped or my nut is messed up... If anyone has an idea that could help, or has had this problem before, i would be forever in your gratitude and would surely appreciate and comments you can give me on this.

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Old 12-21-2012, 11:15 PM   #2
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sounds like you gotz a bad tuner. a cheap enough fix.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:35 PM   #3
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It's very much fixable... but whether or not you want to spend a large amount of money to fix a starter guitar is another issue. Unless you have some sort of sentimental value, just wait it out for the new guitar.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:14 PM   #4
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the starcaster is an electric, isn't it? do you mean the stratacoustic?
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:41 PM   #5
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sounds like you gotz a bad tuner. a cheap enough fix.


yep sounds like a bad tuner, not really that big a deal. if your cool with your local music shop they may have one layin around from upgrades and what not.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:45 PM   #6
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I'v had this exact same problem, just hit your local music store and ask for it to be fixed. Very affordable (20$ for me) . I can't imagine how your life has been without a fully working guitar :'(
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:49 AM   #7
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Thanks for the tips guys, I brought it to a local music shop of mine and they had tuners just lying around and replaced it for free! Super pumped. Thanks, you guys
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:16 AM   #8
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nice ! i love it when it works out for a great price.
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