#1
Hi all,

I have a hollowbody elcetric by Ibanez, its a common jazz box, wooden bridge, spruce top ect. Anyway im worried. Often when i play it one of the strings goes out slightly and its noticable. I was hoping to play on stage with this soon but i can with this problem. So i ask, what the f*ck do i do if im playing and it happens? Has this ever happend yo you?


ps. i can fit a floyderose onto it or anything, also iv had it a few months so all the strings have been properly streched.

thanks
#2
Locking tuners might help. It sounds like your G string is slipping off the tuner post.

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#3
New machine heads would probably help. Also make sure the ones you've got are tight (there's a screw at the back)
#4
yeah, locking tuners would help. Also like said, make sure the windings are correct, if a string is overlapping, it can move around slightly and cause tuning issues. Check the nut isn't catching, saddle, etc.. This is kind of off topic, but it reminded me of this vid I saw a while ago. It's a little clip of Bireli Lagrene where uses his tuning peg at the end of the song, for notes below his low string, lol.
http://www.spikesbigadventure.com/mp3s/videos/bireli1a.wmv
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Quote by goodbydresden
Hi all,

I have a hollowbody elcetric by Ibanez, its a common jazz box, wooden bridge, spruce top ect. Anyway im worried. Often when i play it one of the strings goes out slightly and its noticable. I was hoping to play on stage with this soon but i can with this problem. So i ask, what the f*ck do i do if im playing and it happens? Has this ever happend yo you?


ps. i can fit a floyderose onto it or anything, also iv had it a few months so all the strings have been properly streched.

thanks


What string is going out? If it's the G string, is it when you're playing it open or when you're fretting it?

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#6
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fit a floyderose onto it or anything, also iv had it a few months so all the strings have been properly streched.


Maybe you should put some strings on there that aren't old; and lube the nut.
#7
It's not exactly a smart move to gig with an unreliable guitar. The best way to solve this problem is to avoid it entirely.
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#8
Why not just put new tuners in it? A good set is about $40. Then you have a nice, reliably in-tune guitar and your problem is solved.

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#10
make sure you wind the strings on far enough onto the tuners. If you don't, then they slip.
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If your guitar goes out of tune while playing, just tune it back up


thats what i was gonna say.. haha

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#13
you apologize to the audience for your sh1tty guitar and get your backup guitar immediatly?
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#14
if your not gonna buy new tuners then maybe lube you nut with some graphite and when it goes out of tune give the strings a little bend behind the nut after it happens
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#16
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Locking tuners might help. It sounds like your G string is slipping off the tuner post.


How does that stop your G-string from slipping off the tuner post?

I mean, why would you have your G-string through your tuner post in the first place anyway...