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Old 01-25-2013, 12:16 PM   #21
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If its worth anything, anytime I have tuning issues, its typically with the dreaded G string.

All 5 of my guitars fall out of tune a bit from time to time depending on what Im playing (lots of bends), and TEMPERATURE/HUMIDITY.

3 of my guitars are $1500 +.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:53 PM   #22
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:03 PM   #23
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Mine stays in tune like a boss until a string needs replacing.

It's usually the G that goes first for some reason.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:26 PM   #24
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As others have said pencil lead/graphite in the nut. If that doesn't work the re string properly and stretch the strings afterwords. If the guitar doesn't stay in tune after that then it's really not right.
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:49 AM   #25
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this may seem like a stupid question but if the guitar has locking tuners are you using them correctly? there shouldn't be any slack for the guitar to really go out of tune (provided the nut is good). it's not a perfect setup but locking tuners usually work really well. of course if you are a basher when playing then it may knock it out of tune no matter what you do.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:54 PM   #26
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I don't really see the point in locking tuners when you can make your ordinary tuners work in essentially the same way by the way you restring them.

Assuming the strings have stretched and you've used the locking method of stringing, then it's most likely the nut causing the problems.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:59 PM   #27
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I don't really see the point in locking tuners when you can make your ordinary tuners work in essentially the same way by the way you restring them.

Assuming the strings have stretched and you've used the locking method of stringing, then it's most likely the nut causing the problems.


locking tuners have virtually no extra string length so there is nothing to move in the nut slot. granted a properly cut nut is essential to tuning stability. also no fuss when restringing.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:01 PM   #28
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locking tuners have virtually no extra string length so there is nothing to move in the nut slot. granted a properly cut nut is essential to tuning stability. also no fuss when restringing.

You can do the same thing with non-locking tuners.

The way the locking string method works is by ensuring that the part of the string that is running over itself is tight. If it's tight, there is no way in hell the string is going to move.

Also restringing a guitar this way is extremely easy with practice.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:31 PM   #29
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I find locking tuners advantage is the time it allows you to save.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:27 PM   #30
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If you need to do up one string in 10 seconds flat, i can see your point.
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