#1
aight. My G string keeps slipping when i bend it. (get your minds out of the gutter) I tune it over and over again and it keeps going flat. It didn't do that before.

To try to help it, i put WD40 on the place where the string wraps around the tuning post. it helped, but it didnt work..

Any suggestions?
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what kind of bride do you have? is your action too low? get new strings?
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My G string keeps slipping when i bend it.
Any suggestions?
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strings are like a month old. no way it's the strings. TOM bridge. and i dont think my action is too low. it doesnt feel too low.
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the string never slipped until about a month after restringing. I strung it like the knot way, if you know what i mean.
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i lol'ed so hard when i came into this thread and read the first sentence. idk if this is supposed to be funny or not but it sure as hell was hahaha


on topic: mine does that too, but im playing an ibenez gio so who am i to complain
#8
JBizzle typoed saying bride. How ironic with G strings.

On the topic, WD40? How would lubricating the part that needs to stay tight help it from slipping out of tune? Try rewrapping it.
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JBizzle typoed saying bride. How ironic with G strings.

On the topic, WD40? How would lubricating the part that needs to stay tight help it from slipping out of tune? Try rewrapping it.
It could be the string is getting caught in the nut. and then being held out of tune after a bend. Very common with vibrato bridges, not so common without a vibrato but it does happen.



That said, the vast, vats majority of tuning problems simply come down to you not restringing the guitar correctly. Make sure you're doing it properly, get someone else to double check if need be, then check the nut and the bridge saddles to make sure the string isn't binding in one of them.
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what kind of bride do you have? is your action too low? get new strings?



this guy thinks that the OP isnt getting enough action from his bride


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It could be the string is getting caught in the nut.





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on topic: mine does that too, but im playing an ibenez gio so who am i to complain


I went down that path in the start as well. Buy something new NOW!!!! Do not make me drag out the pictures of my Gio's action and neck.
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[quote="'[VictorinoX"]']I went down that path in the start as well. Buy something new NOW!!!! Do not make me drag out the pictures of my Gio's action and neck.


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#13
I went with another Ibanez after my Gio. RG-7321. Now I have a Gibson SG sitting next to the RG-7, and my Gio is sitting in its gig bag in the closet.
#14
its a ****ing string bro
buy a new one and see if it happens again
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this guy thinks that the OP isnt getting enough action from his bride





oh my god this thread wins so much. ill leave now before i get banned for spamming
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It could be the string is getting caught in the nut. and then being held out of tune after a bend. Very common with vibrato bridges, not so common without a vibrato but it does happen.



That said, the vast, vats majority of tuning problems simply come down to you not restringing the guitar correctly. Make sure you're doing it properly, get someone else to double check if need be, then check the nut and the bridge saddles to make sure the string isn't binding in one of them.



this is what i think it is, either put some graphite in the nut, use a pencil and grind it in the slots or buy a graphit nut, but the g string is always hard to keep in tune.
#17
I would get new strings, Sometimes you get a bad string in a pack, Plus you have to stretch those strings good. Make sure you wound the strings correctly in the tuning keys. its also not a bad idea to check your intonition(sp?)

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I would get new strings, Sometimes you get a bad string in a pack, Plus you have to stretch those strings good. Make sure you wound the strings correctly in the tuning keys. its also not a bad idea to check your intonition(sp?)

Sorry for the bad spelling or grammer Jager does that to me :P

imma go do a little action adjustment and some intonation i guess. see if that helps.
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#19
The G string is known poor tuning stability. And at a month old it is probably time for new strings. As you said it was fine for a while. And dont put oil on the tuning post oil is not known for making things easier to grip.
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imma go do a little action adjustment and some intonation i guess. see if that helps.


so you can adj your action and int. but your having problems with you g string?
(lol)
i kid i kid, just check to see if everythings sitting in the saddle and nut correctly
i actually would loosen it up first just incase when you snap it back in correctly, it adds a TON of tension, snapping the string.
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The G string is known poor tuning stability. And at a month old it is probably time for new strings. As you said it was fine for a while. And dont put oil on the tuning post oil is not known for making things easier to grip.


your kidding?
a month?
if you play ur guitar in a desert...yea!
erm..i would suggest the pencil graphite, slides much easier!!
ive had same string on for about 3 months, the g, which to me is an F...kinda slips out every now and then, but i graphite it up works for like a few weeks
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