Paul_96
Registered User
Join date: Apr 2011
20 IQ
#1
I have this problem with my Gibson: the g string wont stay tuned. I got the guitar about a week ago and i immediately changed the stock strings into high class strings but still the g wont stay in tune like every other string do. Any suggestions what to do? If it helps, the guitar has a tune-o-matic bridge and a stop bar tailpiece.
Chaz-6(sic)6
ThatMETALDude
Join date: Feb 2006
162 IQ
#2
Did you make sure to stretch all of the strings?

Not stretching the strings make them go down in tension. the G string tends to have the most effect because it's the thickest non-wound (plain) string on the guitar.
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Paul_96
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Join date: Apr 2011
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#3
Yeah i did stretch the strings often. I pai extra attention to the g string while doing it. Maybe it has something to do with the changing humidity since i live in Finland?
Chaz-6(sic)6
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Join date: Feb 2006
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#4
hmmm...maybe.
But here's something that might help, put some graphite lubricant on the nut under the string(s), that helps them go back to where they where easier when you bend the string. You can also shave some of the lead off of a regular pencil and use that too.
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fc89konkari
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Join date: Jan 2010
100 IQ
#6
Quote by Chaz-6(sic)6
hmmm...maybe.
But here's something that might help, put some graphite lubricant on the nut under the string(s), that helps them go back to where they where easier when you bend the string. You can also shave some of the lead off of a regular pencil and use that too.

Dude what? Not questioning you one bit, but how would that be executed? O.o

Would I just "draw" something to the nut to make some lead/(coal) stay at the nut and that would act as a lubricant? :O
Jack2596
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Join date: Jun 2012
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#7
Did you string it correctly? The most common tuning stability issue is when the string is not properly wound round the tuner. Other than that you could try putting graphite from a pencil in the nut slot, alternatively, buy some Big Bends nut sauce, it's pricey but really does work a treat for tuning stability.
HenryB
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Join date: Nov 2009
70 IQ
#8
Quote by fc89konkari
Dude what? Not questioning you one bit, but how would that be executed? O.o

Would I just "draw" something to the nut to make some lead/(coal) stay at the nut and that would act as a lubricant? :O

You use a knife to shave off some of the graphite off the tip of the pencil.
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