#1
Yes yes put aside out dirty minds for a bit lol

Apart from guitars with locking nuts, why is it the G string always seems to go out of tune so easily? Its happened on numerous guitars ive had.

Ive broken my strings in, stretched them, played them, got good make strings etc.... yet the G string always seems to slip out the most. Ive spoke to a few mates and they pretty much say the same thing.
What about you guys? You ever get trouble with your 'G' Any advice?
#3
LULZ teh G str1nz is teh funnyz!!!!!!!!


Really grow up its not that funny, anyway G is the string where most people tend to bend on.
#4
My theory is that the G string has the loosest tension to note ratio, if that makes any sense... Like... the G string is the loosest string that is still in tune, so you can bend it further then other strings.

Each string has it's own tension, that has to do with the size of the string, that when that string is this tight, it's in tune. You remove tension, it looses pitch. This is why Longer scale guitars can have lower tunings with thinner strings. The length of the string comes in to play on how much tension needs to be on the string, for that certain string to be in tune.

It's crazy really, when you fret a note, you're sort of changing the length and the tension of the string, therefore changing the pitch of the note.

On a floating bridge, it (G string) is the string will change pitch the most, even though all the strings are going the same distance.

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#6
I was thinking its maybe because i use the G string alot, either for chords or lead work. But it just seems to go out so much more. What about tightening the machine heads?
#7
i would go with the bending theory and the biggest gauge difference is between the d and an unwound G
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I was thinking its maybe because i use the G string alot, either for chords or lead work. But it just seems to go out so much more. What about tightening the machine heads?

The cut of the nut matters more than the tuning heads.
#9
The fact that it tends to be a commonly bent string could play a role.
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#10
Well in my band im rhythm guitarist but i also play some lead. And say now i play 4 songs just playing rhe rhythm the g will still go out more than the others. Its frustrating!
#11
Happens to me too
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#12
Which companies make string sets with wound G-strings?
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Which companies make string sets with wound G-strings?


Alot of Dean Markleys sets come with both a wound and plain G.

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Edit: Since switching to a wound G, all my tuning issues have gone.


This could be that when you switched to the wound G, it actually filed out your nut, which was the reason your G was going out of tune in the first place.
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#15
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Edit: Since switching to a wound G, all my tuning issues have gone.

The problem with this is, most people like to bend on the G. And after switching to a wound G, it takes more finger strength to bend. That means you prolly have to build up enough finger strength to do it without bending flat. Most people are too lazy to do that.
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This could be that when you switched to the wound G, it actually filed out your nut, which was the reason your G was going out of tune in the first place.

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#17
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#19
Even with round wounds its kinda iffy. The G-string is too low for just a straight out wire string and too high for a round wound.
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#20
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The G-string usually goes out of tune when you hit its G-spot.....

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#22
i knew someone would lower the tone lmao! Yeah cheap guitars, i used to think it was that, but ive had a few expensive ones which is happens on too so you can rule that out.
#23
I don't get why all my G strings have either sounded dead or really twangy.

Is that because of the tension? I just put a new set of Elixirs on my guitar about a week ago and from the first day the G string sounded dead. Very bothersome.
#24
Maybe...
Do you use a Les Paul / SG / anything with a squarer headstock rather than long?
My LP G string goes all the time simply cos it gets bashed around. Even if you treat it with care, its the tuner that gets put down on, when you think.
If not, i dunno...
#25
My guitar has a V styled headstock, and each tuner is pretty far from the nut, I'd guess probably 2 inches for both E strings, 3.5 inches for the B and A strings and probably 4.5 for the D and G strings.

But I just read that one article in the link... and I'm curious, does anyone know of a string company that makes Elixir-like coated singles? I absolutely hate D'addario's and Ernie Ball's. I'd love to have my own custom set... Coated, that is.
#27
putting it down and leaning it against someting is gonna put it out of tune i dont mean that sarcasticly lol i mean some guitars will detune more than others. But i mean when ur playing it detunes....

Ive got a fernandes monterey elite, before that i had a fernandes ravelle elite and a fender strat and they both had the same trouble. My bandmate let me use his Ibanez Rg550 for about 6months while i was searching for the guitar i wanted and to be fair that thing was superb for staying in tune, but of course it had locking nuts.
#28
Yeah on that side note, I own over 10 electric guitars and the one that stays in tune the best is the RG550. About a year ago I stopped playing it for a while and picked up my Gibson a little more, about six months later I opened the case and played it and it was in perfect tuning, down the cent, just the way I left it. Now on the other hand, my Gibsons and Fenders don't want to stay in tune for five minutes... :/
#30
thats mental, locking nuts held it in tune for that long! Sweet!

I used to snap a load of D strings on my strat. My bandmate thinks i should change the string sizes. I think there are 9's on it at the mo so im gonna restring using 10 or 11............may do the trick :_)