#1
So I suckered my husband into buying me a guitar for my birthday. Being the royal spaz that I am, I've already jacked it up, I think. So here's my question. My guitar has an auto tuner on it, and yesterday I was trying to get my 6th string (thickest) to be in tune. I tightened it too tightly and it made a loud popping noise. The bridge pin is now sticking up higher than the rest and the string is hopelessly out of tune. So what do I do other than go to where I got it and have them tell me I'm an idiot?
#2
Is this an acoustic guitar or an electric? If its an electric, what kind of bridge is it, or is it a tremelo?
#3
Quote by Vypor
Is this an acoustic guitar or an electric? If its an electric, what kind of bridge is it, or is it a tremelo?

if it has a tuner and bridge pins its obviously an acoustic

lossen the strin push the pin back and re-tune.
#4
Unless of course its a les paul robot.

But yeah, if it is indeed acoustic, loosen the string and then push that pin directly back down into the guitar with a quarter or somthing, and tune agian.
#5
Quote by Vypor
Unless of course its a les paul robot.

But yeah, if it is indeed acoustic, loosen the string and then push that pin directly back down into the guitar with a quarter or somthing, and tune agian.

the les paul robot has pins?
#6
Quote by Vypor
Is this an acoustic guitar or an electric? If its an electric, what kind of bridge is it, or is it a tremelo?

Bridge pins=acoustic..and technically, it should be called a Vibrato arm...tremolo indicates it changes volume, as in a tremolo pedal..but it changes the pitch, as in a vibrato, so it should be called a vibrato arm..but to get back on topic, push the pin back in and tune up
#7
Thats why I asked what kind of bridge the guitar had, and if It had a tremolo. Edge pro tremolos and Floyd Rose tremolos have pins, and rarely, but surely do break.
#9
Quote by darkwolf291
but it has a TUNER...indicating an onboard preamp...indicating an acoustic

+1

same thing i said
#10
it's a washburn acoustic but it has an electric pick up. Mind you I've never played guitar before, nor has he. So I'm going to sound incredibly stupid here--I'm going to turn the tuning knob--I know it's not the right terminology--the opposite way and just push the pin back in-correct?
#11
Quote by bbroeker
it's a washburn acoustic but it has an electric pick up. Mind you I've never played guitar before, nor has he. So I'm going to sound incredibly stupid here--I'm going to turn the tuning knob--I know it's not the right terminology--the opposite way and just push the pin back in-correct?

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#12
I will try this tomorrow--all is quiet in the house but my curiousity. So did this hurt the guitar--know that it's not probably the best thing to do. How indestructible is a guitar (when proper care is taken?) I'm a pretty big clutz.
#13
dont throw it (to far) and itl be fine. just try not to hit it against anything to hard. and dont keep it anyplace where you wouldnt stay(like in a hot car for hours).

http://www.acousticfingerstyle.com/CareAndFeeding.htm
follow those ^ tips and your acoustic should be great for years to come
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#14
sounds good-appreciate the help--hopefully there won't be a follow up help me post and I can get back to my Twinkle twinkle and ode to joy! Woo hoo! Gotta start somewhere, right?