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Old 07-10-2013, 03:11 PM   #21
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I think that means you need to take it to a shop. Strings are tuned by tension only, so if the tension is that low they're not in tune. You can't have a string that's in tune but also wildly loose on a standard scale guitar. Maybe if you used the wrong gauge string by mistake. But there's no reasonable mechanism where you have a string that's just flopping around on the fretboard but also at the right note. We're missing some information here.

Come back and tell us what it is once the shop figures it out.
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:39 PM   #22
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My guess is, you bought strings that are too thick and were tuned an octave low. Once you tuned to the correct octave they felt way too tight. I'm not sure it's even possible to have strings so tight it's unplayable. Pretty sure they will just break well before that.
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:50 PM   #23
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My guess is, you bought strings that are too thick and were tuned an octave low. Once you tuned to the correct octave they felt way too tight. I'm not sure it's even possible to have strings so tight it's unplayable. Pretty sure they will just break well before that.

Yeah, what kind of strings did you buy and what gauge? If you are going to tune to standard, 9-42 or 10-46 are the most commonly used gauges. I use a 9-42 set.

Take your guitar to the store you bought it from and ask them to do something about it. If you bought the guitar recently, I think they should do it for free, of course depending on the problem.
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:47 PM   #24
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I think that means you need to take it to a shop. Strings are tuned by tension only, so if the tension is that low they're not in tune. You can't have a string that's in tune but also wildly loose on a standard scale guitar. Maybe if you used the wrong gauge string by mistake. But there's no reasonable mechanism where you have a string that's just flopping around on the fretboard but also at the right note. We're missing some information here.

Come back and tell us what it is once the shop figures it out.


+1

tell us what gauge too, as maggaramarine says.
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