#1
I was trying to replace my strings today and I find that everytime i tune it up to normal pitch it doesnt tune, itll stay on the desired pitch for about 1/2 of a second and then go down. It is getting me really frustrated especially since I got the guitar a mear 6 months ago. How do I fix this? ive wrapped the string around the post like 5 times and its still the same
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#2
you need to tune up the entire guitar and stretch the strings or wait for them to stretch out naturally.
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#3
is this normal?
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#5
if you have a whammy bar/ bridge and youput heavy strings on that could do it. It happened to me, i had to get more springs put on.
#6
When you get new strings put them on and give them a little tug, not so much that you break them but stretch them, give them a tug (tug away from the guitar).

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Quote by pinkhaze29
if you have a whammy bar/ bridge and youput heavy strings on that could do it. It happened to me, i had to get more springs put on.


i think hes talking about an accoustic so thats kind of a non-issue, but damn i wish i had an accoustic with a tremolo system even though in tallpracticality its prtty much impossible.
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And make sure your top isn't bowing. That happened to my Martin and I'm pissed.
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#9
The strings need to be stretched.

Tug on them, and turn the tuning keys so you tighten and loosen the string.
#10
i replaced and tuned all the wound strings to perfection and it is fine, so its nothing with the neck or anything, maybe the 2 highest strings need to just stretch rather than the others, i didnt have even stretching problems with the round strings they tuned up the whole time
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#11
sorry to double post but how long do u think i should give it to stretch? its been a good hour since i replaced the strings
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#13
Quote by breezin
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No.

Slip your four fingers underneith the string at the soundhole and while pushing up with them, push down with your thumb in front of your fingers (towards the head stock) so you get some sheer force on the string. Don't be afraid, you're not going to break the string. Put some umpf into it and do this down the length of the string every couple inches. Repeat for all 6 strings.

Once this is done, retune it again and it should be fine if you did it right.

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#14
After watching that "Steal This Video" on string changing, I found it effective to stretch them by like doing bends with them a bit and retuning until it stays, then I just leave it there for a while. Iunno much, sorry if that didnt help.
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Quote by Kid_Thorazine
i think hes talking about an accoustic so thats kind of a non-issue, but damn i wish i had an accoustic with a tremolo system even though in tallpracticality its prtty much impossible.


No No kid_thorazine - it is not impossible! There are acoustic guitars with tremolo systems. Why, just yesterday I saw (admitedly not the best guitarist in the word) Bryan Adams playing a Gibson with a tremolo system attached. So, courage man, courage!
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No No kid_thorazine - it is not impossible! There are acoustic guitars with tremolo systems. Why, just yesterday I saw (admitedly not the best guitarist in the word) Bryan Adams playing a Gibson with a tremolo system attached. So, courage man, courage!

Yeah I think you can get a Bigsby on an acoustic somehow
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