#1
Can anyone offer me a solution as to why it won't hold tuning for longer than a couple hours, now?
#3
The "G" seems to give the most tuning problems IMHO. Since when you try to re-tune it, you usually get a sudden leap in pitch and a distinct "ching" sound from the string as if something let go of it, I think that the problem has to do with the nut. Perhaps the nut slot isn't cut wide enough. Try putting some graphite lube or something like Big Bends Nut Sauce on the nut and see if that helps.


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#5
Is the string just stuck through the hole in the tuner? There is a way to loop it around so the string locks itself in there. The string may be slipping in the tuner...I've had it happen to me.
#7
G string is always the hardest to tune, hold tune and hold intonation, I don't know why but its been true with every guitar Ive ever played.
#9
Try some pencil lead on the nut. that usually helps a lot
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#10
This may sound daft... (but its not) I'd check its not how you put your guitar down make sure its not leaning against a wall when its on it stand etc...

On my les Paul I'm forever knocking my G-String tuning peg, I think just because its at the top on the headsock and nearest the ground.... catches on the sink etc, when I'm playing on the pan.
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#11
Need a little more info. New set of strings? If so, I've had to replace a brand new string from time to time when they're defective straight out of the package.

Try a new string and see if that helps. If not I would check out the nut and saddle.
#13
Quote by Keepy
On my les Paul I'm forever knocking my G-String tuning peg, I think just because its at the top on the headsock and nearest the ground.... catches on the sink etc, when I'm playing on the pan.


I can't believe this got past everyone XD

But seriously, G strings are a nightmare. All the advice given here is great though, especially the advice about looping it right while stringing it up - it's taken me years to solve this problem!
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