#1
The high E on my guitar won't stay in tune. It keeps going about a quarter step flat. I'll tune it and it'll detune as soon as I play it. It's only that one string. Any idea what is going wrong and what I should do to fix it?
It's an LTD 100FM with the standard ESP tuners.
It doesn't have a Floyd Rose.
Last edited by skaterskagg1 at Jul 21, 2009,
#2
Get it set up properly?
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#3
Quote by guitar99099
Get it set up properly?

It's pretty well set up. It just barely started happening.
#5
How old are the strings?

How often do you use the floyd? It sounds to me like this could be the source of all your problems.
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Quote by r0ckth3d34n
Replace tuners.
Get the promoted Grover tuners off of Musican's Friend for $45.


No get Sperzel. They work better than Govers
#7
unlock the nut, then stretch the string and retune it, and do this until it stays in tune after you do that.
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#8
Well I figured the Grover tuners would be cheaper.

But for a Floyd, I didn't know that this guitar had a floyd off the top of my head.

What the guy above me knows what he's talking about. You also wanna make sure there's no slack in the string between the peg and the nut.
#9
It doesn't have a floyd and the strings are still pretty new, maybe a week and a half old.

I guess this thread has become a which is better thread.
Grover or Sperzel?
#11
WELL Sperzel are better, but are more than likely more expensive.

For $45, the Grover tuners will do what they're supposed to do: Tune and stay in tune to a 1:18 ratio (I THINK!) and I'm not entirely sure what that means but I think it's 1 turn equals 18 semitones.

Buy which ever you want, really. I'm just pretty sure the Grovers would be easier on your wallet. Make sure you stretch your strings, too!
#12
dude, you don't need new tuners. do you stretch your strings after putting them on?
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#13
Quote by nutinpwnsgibson
dude, you don't need new tuners. do you stretch your strings after putting them on?

They've been on for for almost 2 weeks and I always stretch them.
#14
NEW TUNERS.
Watch. It'll work.

That NEVER happens to me after strings have been on for two days.
#15
I only had this happen on a set of strings where the high E was unwinding the ball end off of itself.
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#16
Quote by truespin
I only had this happen on a set of strings where the high E was unwinding the ball end off of itself.

I'll have to check that.
#17
I'd have to definitely say that you need new tuners.
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#18
Before you invest in new tuners, no matter how expensive, maybe try restringing again real quick? I'm not at all saying you don't know how to string your instrument, but maybe you didn't quite hook the high E in right. It happens... and it'd be better to spend five bucks on a set of strings than to spend $40+ on a new set of tuners, IMO.
#19
Get new strings. Why are there so many people lately getting **** strings?
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#20
Quote by r0ckth3d34n
WELL Sperzel are better, but are more than likely more expensive.

For $45, the Grover tuners will do what they're supposed to do: Tune and stay in tune to a 1:18 ratio (I THINK!) and I'm not entirely sure what that means but I think it's 1 turn equals 18 semitones.


The 1:18 ratio is the gear ratio, not the turn:semitone tune ratio. Basically, the higher the ratio is, the smaller the rotation is when you turn it.

TS, try in this order:

- Rub graphite from a pencil in the slot
- Put on a new string
- Buy a new nut
- Buy new tuners
#21
Graphite nut paste/new nut


It's always the cheap plastic nuts on those guitars
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#22
Dont know why nearly everyone is telling you to get new tuners!

make sure your high E saddle isn't loose, You'll probs find thats your problem.

And like nutin' says, stretch your strings.