#1
I have a gibson les paul standard and every time I put new strings on, it always takes a day or two for it to be dependable enough to play in tune because it slips out of tune so easily with new strings. With the new strings, all I have to do is bend the high B or E and they fall a good quarter step out of tune in one bend. I use Ernie Ball 10's, but even with other strings (or other guitars!) I tend to have the same problem. Is there a way to circumvent this problem?
#2
You should probably stretch the strings.
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#4
You own a LP Standard, but you don't know about stretching strings?
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#5
Typically I would pass this by and allow someone else to come along and rip you a new one. But I'm just in that kinda mood today

Every time you change your strings, you're supposed to stretch them after. You change them one at a time, then you put your finger on the twelfth fret and bend the string up and down a few times. Then tune it back to whatever it's supposed to be [depending on your tuning]. Keep doing this and you'll notice that when you stretch it, the more you do so, the less it drops out of tune. Once the drop is barely noticeable, tune it back to perfect pitch then proceed to change the next string. Any beginner's DVD or instruction manual will tell you that. If you have a guitar cord, try choking yourself right about now =/
#6
It happens with all strings at every string change, get used to it.




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#7
Stretch them before they are new theyre gonna take some time like you said to stretch out but once they do youll be fine.
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Stretch them before they are new theyre gonna take some time like you said to stretch out but once they do youll be fine.


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#9
Im sorry, you have an LP and you don't know about stretching in? seriously dude...
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Thank you I love that band so much bruce and paul FTW!

Anyway yeah TS like I said the most you can do is stretch them before and after you restring but they are still gonna stretch so your gonna have to tune them a few times afterward.
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#14
I'd really love to learn their stuff but I've only been playing around 9 months now and it's way too advanced for me. Good stuff though
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Uh, what song is that exactly? lol

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#19
Well for all of those who have been busting on me about string stretching, wouldn't you happen to know that I already do that. I always figured that was the right way to go about it, but I didn't realize how that doing so enough would solve the problem completely.
#20
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Well for all of those who have been busting on me about string stretching, wouldn't you happen to know that I already do that. I always figured that was the right way to go about it, but I didn't realize how that doing so enough would solve the problem completely.

If you'd have mentioned that before, this problem wouldn't have arisen in the first place =D