#1
ok well my g-string keeps dropping out of tune after i start playing and its really hard to keep it in tune for more than 5 mins....i know its not the strings placement on the pegs cuz i wrapped it with most of the string intacted and if it were slipping it would be off by now

so would it be a tuning peg problem? any troubleshooting ideas?
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#2
have you recently replaced your strings?
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#3
nope...not for a while but this is a constant problem for about 3 packs of strings now
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#4
new strings
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keeps happenign to me
fortuneatly ic annot be arsed to buy soem new ones
i learn to tune nby ear
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#5
I have a guitar with this problem. It's probably cheap tuners or possibly a tremolo bridge with weak counter-springs.

Both things (spings and tuners) I plan on changing on that guitar soon...
#7
I find the g string is the worst for detuning, maybe check the nut to see if the string is getting caught there as that can cause problems
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Both things (spings and tuners) I plan on changing on that guitar soon...


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#9
my teacher said that when you play an E major Chord in the first Position. Or anything with the G sharp on the G string it makes the G string sound sharp because your so close to the nut and your putting pressure on the string and straining it a lot instead of just shortening. Also if you use light gauge strings they will go out quickly i think. Thats my theory anyway.

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#10
Tighten you tuning key.
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#11
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I have a guitar with this problem. It's probably cheap tuners or possibly a tremolo bridge with weak counter-springs.

Both things (spings and tuners) I plan on changing on that guitar soon...


New strings go out of tune easily...... mine take about a week t o stop doing it but hten again, i dont have ajob its summer vacation and well i pretty much play my guitar for most of the day.....

Cheap tuners just take longer to recieve the signal.....
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#12
Get new strings, like Mr. WhatsHisFace said. Oh, and NEVER EVER get Stay In Tune (SIT) strings. Those are the absolute worst. Generally, (although cheap) fender and Ernie Ball make good strings.


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#13
unscrew the tuning peg from the back of your head, take the back part off and you will see a screw, just tighten it and it will be harder to twist, and also untune.
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#16
what type of guitar? what type of bridge?
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#17
oh yea, if this helps, when i try to tune it up, it makes a "ping" sound.....
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#18
hmm ok, type of guitar, type of bridge?
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#19
ibanez RG120 with a normal tremelo bridge
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#20
well g's are always the hardest to keep in tune.

is the bridge level? or flush wt the body?
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#21
yes no problems there but im thinking that it has something to do with that pinging sound i hear when i try to tune it...it only happens to that string
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#22
well thats usually an indication that the tuner is "slipping." and needs to be changed.

just hoping we could compensate. save u some money.
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#23
damnmit, i was hoping that wasnt the problem....oh well, i could deal with it for a while i guess
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#24
try stewmac.com maybe u can order a new set. tuners arent hard to swap out.
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#25
When you tune is the string flat and then when you tune it, does it ping then go sharp? If it does i'm guessing the string is getting caught in the nut.
#26
I thought that ping sound was when the nut was slipping not the tuner, I may be wrong tho. But take a pencil and draw in the nut groove to get some graphite in the slot.
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#27
more likely that the string is slippinn On the nut. not that the nut is slipping.
and its getting cause there because the gears in the tuner arent strong enough to keep the tuning stable.

lubing the nut cut with graphite can help a little, so can a better winding technique, and a level bridge. but usually, if its clicking and out of tune in a few minutes, theres some sort of mechanical problem.
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#28
u can try switching the tuners between the G and D strings and see if the D string is slipping. that way u can be sure if its the tuner or something else.
#29
good idea ill try this right now
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