So I went out to Sam Ash today to get some strings for my guitar, and I got the skinny top heavy bottom Ernie ball strings. It's been a while since I last restrung my guitar and I can't seem to get the Fat E string to get to the proper tune. It only goes to D#. I've made sure that I got the right string in the right slot and yet I sti can't solve this problem. I'm not sure if it's due to a lack of stretching the string or what. So I would really appreciate the help to figure out what's going wrong.
you need to stretch the string, you can do this by gripping it and shaking it side to side vigorously (really, really vigorously). eventually it should go to E when tuned.