#1
Hey UG,

I've had this issue for a while, but it is starting to get annoying while at band practice... My guitar is currently in drop b, with 12-56 gauge strings and I've had the truss rod adjusted to compensate for the tension or what not by a guitar tech.

But I'm only have an issue with the g string, as so it slips out of tune, even with my locking tuners locked down properly. I'm not sure how/why it happens, but it seems to flatten itself in just under 30 minutes of playing.

Extra info:

-I change my strings once every 3-4 weeks, so I'm doubting it is because of old strings?
-I have locking tuners.

Thanks in advance.
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#3
id say maybe the string is stretching but it wouldnt be that noticable usually. if the locking tuners arent to blame, look at the bridge or the nut.
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maybe your locking nut is too worn
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#5
I've tried changing the locking "things?" around, but it always falls back to the g string falling out of tune.
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#7
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Have you stretched the strings properly after putting them on?


Yes, like I've said many times, no matter how many times I restring or what not, it always manages to fall out of tune.
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#8
Sounds to me like it's binding in the nut or the bridge saddles, so check there for anything the string might be getting caught on.
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Sounds to me like it's binding in the nut or the bridge saddles, so check there for anything the string might be getting caught on.


Nope, nothing in the way what so ever, it's starting to really get to me, I can only barely finish a song before having to tune back up.
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#11
you're guitar is always in drop b and it's been set up to play in drop b?

That's not the right string set for a guitar that's always in drop B.
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you're guitar is always in drop b and it's been set up to play in drop b?

That's not the right string set for a guitar that's always in drop B.


12-56? The tension is fine in my honest opinion. Not slinky at all? Yes, it has been set up for Drop B, and it's pretty much within Drop C/B/Bb, although I keep it in B 95% of the time and only rarely go up or down (which I haven't done with this new set of strings).
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what type of bridge?
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what type of bridge?


String through.

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you need a thicker bottom string though. also check your tuners.


Where I live, 12-56 from Ernie Ball is the absolute thickest I've seen being supplied in the guitar stores I've been to (7-8).

How would one go about testing tuners though?
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String through.


Where I live, 12-56 from Ernie Ball is the absolute thickest I've seen being supplied in the guitar stores I've been to (7-8).

How would one go about testing tuners though?



string thru TOM, trem...

it matters if you've got a moving bridge.
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string thru TOM, trem...

it matters if you've got a moving bridge.


No, it's a string through the body, think Les Paul, minus the rear string part, and the strings going through the body. I'm fairly sure that's a TOM? Although I'm not completely certain of the name. And no, the bridge is fixed. No moving parts what so ever.
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#18
ok yeah TOM.

ok so, when you have a locking tuner and a fixed bridge, and one string is falling out,

then you need to either look at the string (defective), the nut cut (perhaps the string is getting snagged),
or that the locking tuner isn't working properly.
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String through.


Where I live, 12-56 from Ernie Ball is the absolute thickest I've seen being supplied in the guitar stores I've been to (7-8).

How would one go about testing tuners though?


ya that's about the most they carry. they sometimes have a thirteen. I just get my strings from my local shop or the internet now.
you probably want a 60 or 65 if your gonna drop to b.
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#20
I've heared it has to do with the G string not being wound, or something like that, comon problem
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#21
Yeah, my g-string detunes whenever I finger A minor. Sounds like a poorly cut nut / shitty tuner combo.
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#23
Try out Ernie Ball Not Even Slinky's. I used to use them when i tuned to b and i loved them. If i remember correctly they are 13-57 or 58.

Get new locks for your nut too. A warn locking nut sounds like the cuulprit here. They're cheap little things, so buy them and try... if its wrong you only spent a couple bucks.
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#24
Yeah, my g-string detunes whenever I finger A minor. Sounds like a poorly cut nut / shitty tuner combo.

I don't think you should be doing that.

TS: Try D'Addario 12s with a wound 3rd. It's a little wierd to get used to, but it might help.
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I don't think you should be doing that.

TS: Try D'Addario 12s with a wound 3rd. It's a little wierd to get used to, but it might help.


To be completely honest, I don't think I'm looking for a wound 3rd string.
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