#1
I just restringed my guitar and for some reason I can't tune it to standard tuning. Everytime I try the strings tighten up that it feels like they're going to break at any second. I didn't have this problem last time I restringed my guitar so I don't know what happened. Can anyone help?
#2
You may be using a heavier gauge, heavier strings have much more tension when tuned to higher tunings such as E standard. Just a guess though.
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#3
Quote by paul.a.hanson
You may be using a heavier gauge, heavier strings have much more tension when tuned to higher tunings such as E standard. Just a guess though.

I've only been playing for a year so I don't know a lot but it says extra light on the package. I've only changed the strings once before this one and I used these exact same strings.
#4
Then tune them as you did before. If everything is the same, then the only difference is your perception.
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#5
Are you using an electronic tuner? You may be trying to tune an octave high, which would be...Bad.
#6
I totally agree Bikewer its a newbie learning curve. Also check that the tuner is at 440mhz.
If you haven't got a tuner there are plenty on line. Or you can get a tuning whistle from music shop only a couple of dollars. Cheers