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Old 10-08-2012, 05:24 PM   #1
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Can any-one help with my fender ?

Hi.
I hope i`m in right place to ask question...
i have acoustic guitar Fender cd 60/black
i like it , it`s my first guitar.
i have been playing it a year mabe now
the thing is 3 of my strings are getting out of tune like in 5 sec after i tune it
the low E string is the worst it`s like i hit it and sound goes like im tunning it up and down
then the 5-th string not that bad as E but still
if i tune it EADGBE - E.A & sometimes D goes to D#G#C# well sort of that way
iv try`d to change the strings. Lighter gauges Medium gauges still problem
the neck is fine
changed the nut,bridge pins and messed around with tuning machines
truss rod well there is a problem ( in my town we have like 2-3 guitar shops , all of them say`d they can`t help me{hate my country}
iv try`d to see can i mess with truss rod myself but , it`s in soo bad place . and it`s like glued i think if i push it too hard maybe i will brake it

so any ideas ???
Ps:sorry for my english, i`m not so good at it . hope you will understand me.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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my first thought is that your tuners are slipping. that happens on lower cost guitars frequently. they could need to be tightened, but often need to be replaced. has this been a recently change? if so, have you changed your string gauge? a higher gauge string can catch on the nut and also if it doesn't fit right, will have issues.

if you don't know what you're doing, making all these changes could simply obscure the original problem. why not take your guitar to a guitar tech or luthier and have them take a look?
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:28 PM   #3
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it does seem as though the tuners are the problem to me. i like the cd-60 but the tuners seem to be the common complaint from owners of them. a decent set shouldn't cost too much( not here in the US anyway).
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:50 AM   #4
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Well, how good are you at stringing the guitar? No offense intended, but if a guitar is not strung correctly, it could give you tuning problems.

I don't exactly know why you decided that changing string gauges would alleviate tuning problems, it won't.

Guitars that are slightly out of tune tend to go further out of tune rather quickly, whereas guitars that are spot on in tune tend to hold themselves that way for quite a while.

A good case could be made of the fact the CD-60 is an all laminate guitar, and therefore tends to bit a bit less sensitive to weather and humidity changes. It's harder to keep all solid guitars in tune under the same conditions. I'll qualify that by saying that neither type should give you the problems you're describing.

In any event, I have a Fender "Sonoran". These have a Strat style headstock, with 6 in line tuners. These tuners strike me as being the lowest quality, when compared to the tuners I have on several other guitars which are all at, or near the price range of the Fender.

In any event, here's a link to some decent cheap tuners, (courtesy of Patticake): http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Tuners/...ers,_3L_3R.html Those are most likely what you need.

I would like to point out that your general description of your problems, doesn't give me a great deal of confidence as to your ability to solve it alone.

So, consider another vote cast, suggesting you take the guitar to a tech, if only for an opinion and an estimate.

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Old 10-09-2012, 08:03 PM   #5
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wow ! a whole day and no idiot suggesting a truss rod adjustment ! that's impressive ! maybe there is hope for mankind after all...
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:11 PM   #6
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wow ! a whole day and no idiot suggesting a truss rod adjustment ! that's impressive ! maybe there is hope for mankind after all...
I'd had that post all queued up, when my 'puter crashed, thus saving me from my baser instincts........

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Old 10-09-2012, 09:03 PM   #7
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my dishwasher was backing up into my ******* sink(true), so i adjusted the truss rod on the garbage disposal and not only does the water go down swiftly but when i turn on the disposal it grinds my leftovers to the tune of "eat it" by weird Al yankovich !(not quite as true...i cant get any good treble outta the disposal)
amazing things those truss rods !

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Old 10-09-2012, 09:15 PM   #8
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my dishwasher was backing up into my ******* sink(true), so i adjusted the truss rod on the garbage disposal and not only does the water go down swiftly but when i turn on the disposal it grinds my leftovers to the tune of "eat it" by weird Al yankovich !
amazing things thse truss rods !
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:35 PM   #9
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I going to step away to another terminal and download some porn while I adjust my truss rod...
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:55 AM   #10
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When it happens on my CD-100, I know it's time to tighten the tuner. One seems to do it more than the others. I keep a #1 phillips in my case
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