#1
Hello, I just bought a brand new Jackson Kelly 2 days ago and I noticed that the E, B and G strings go out of tune with a single bend. I done some research and found out it problems with the strings hooking the nut. Does anyone know any way to fix this because I don't want to have to pay to get this fixed when it could be something very simple to fix. thanks
#2
Does your guitar have a whammy bar? That might be the source of the problem. I might be wrong though, I dont know much about technical stuff, although I own a kelly too.
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#3
No it doesn't have a whammy bar. Just a tunomatic bridge. Also I know it is the nut because when I bend a string, it goes out of tune, but when I press on the string above the nut, it will go back into tune. I was just looking around a little more and a post said "a little vasoline and powder graphite". Will this work? thanks
#4
Vaseline might be messy, but graphite is the solution that is recommended the most often.
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#5
Just use a pencil and draw in the slots on the nut. Vasoline I would think would be a little messy.

But that should solve the problem. What gauge are the strings? Sometimes people will go up a couple gauges. And the nut slots aren't big enough to compensate for the bigger strings. If that's the case you need to have a luthier file the slots.

But just try a pencil first. Get some graphite from the pencil in the slots and see if that fixes it.
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#6
No luck with the graphite, and I tried the vaseline and graphite and no luck either.
#7
Did you loosen the strings enough to get the graphite under them?
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#8
it's tje JS30Ke right?

well you bought a cheap jackson now suffer the consquenses
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#9
are they new strings? did you stretch them?
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#10
It is a JS30Ke, and it came with these strings, I've personally stretched the **** out of them because at first thats what I thought I was dealing with.
#12
They are just Jackson's, I just talked to my tech and he told me he would look at it tomorrow and if needed put a new nut on free of charge. Thanks for all the help anyways guys. This site is just great.
#13
if they have screws on the ends of them you might want to tighten them.
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#14
I never even though of trying that, but I just did it and still no luck.
#15
Paul Gilbert, I believe, uses graphite on his nuts.

Ok that sounds wrong.