#1
Hi,

I have just restrung my acoustic but can't seem to tune my third string back to G (standard tuning). The best I can do is to tune upto an F but after that the string just breaks (tried 3 times already). I know I can tune an octave lower but the sound is pretty cr1p. Can anyone suggest what else I can do?

Thanks
#4
At the saddle or does the eyelet break off?  Check the saddle for a groove or a chip or sharpness at the back of the saddle.
#5
Wierd.  Are you sure you're not trying to tune it an octave too high?
#6
Yea, you have to be careful, the 3rd string at the 4th fret should be the same note as the 2nd string open.
#7
Although I've been playing a long time, I don't have a good sense of relative pitch. When restringing, I like to use a reference pitch and "walk" the string pitch up to it. That is, I start obviously low, then find the fret with that pitch, and tighten the string until the reference pitch matches the open string.