#1
I haven't changed the gauge of strings but I've changed strings and now the low E string is very loose i.e. low tension. I've tried messing around with the bridge (tune-o-matic) height but it hasn't changed anything.

I'm using standard E tuning. Basically if I pick too hard only the low e string will go out of tune, it has tension like it is tuned to drop A or something. The other strings are fine.

Any help?
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#3
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it's the same as i've always done. i really have no idea what is wrong with it
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#5
Did you fully stretch the string in? If you haven't, the strings will obviously have tuning stability problems but more to the point, the strings will feel a lot more elastic as the strings take up the slack from not fully conforming to the tuning peg post.
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Did you fully stretch the string in? If you haven't, the strings will obviously have tuning stability problems but more to the point, the strings will feel a lot more elastic as the strings take up the slack from not fully conforming to the tuning peg post.


yes I did that

I've also tried changing the bridge height from very low to very high and it makes minimal difference. it's slightly better when the bridge height is higher but there isn't that much difference
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Can someone dig up the old thread where a guy complained that his strings were too loose, and then came back and said the band had discovered that they accidentaly detuned more and more at each practise until they were at low G or something?


I am not tuning my guitar wrong
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#11
I know it might sound stupid but have you double checked your high E isn't an octave low?
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#12
Maybe the string manufacturer messed up and put a lighter gauge E-string in with your normal gauge set? In-tune tension goes down when the string diameter is reduced.
#13
I would just get a new string on there. Every once in awhile there's just a bad string. It's only happened to me a couple of times but it has happened.