#1
I put some bigger gauge strings on my guitar and they keep untuning, i put on 10-52's, i had 9-46's on before and never had this problem,with the 9's i had standard tuning, but with the 10's i use drop c, how can i stop this?
#2
If you have a vibrato bridge, you might have to tighten the strings in the back.

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#4
did you setup the guitar when you put on the new strings?
#6
When you put new strings on, you have to tune them up, and then stretch them by pulling them up away from the fretboard all the way along the string. Tune back up, stretch, tune up, stretch, until they don't go out of tune when you stretch them.

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Stretch the strings bro.
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im not too sure what streting the stings and settting up the guitar means
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When you put new strings on, you have to tune them up, and then stretch them by pulling them up away from the fretboard all the way along the string. Tune back up, stretch, tune up, stretch, until they don't go out of tune when you stretch them.






A setup just means having the truss rod and the bridge adjusted to obtain whatever you want (low action, high action, much heavier strings, whatever). You should be able to go from 9's to 10's without getting a new setup.
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#10
I have another question, is it better to have the pickups closer or farther away from the strings cause when i try to tune my guitar the metor goes crazy
#11
Cheers guys, i was going through the same problem. I never really stretch out the strings, will do.
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I have another question, is it better to have the pickups closer or farther away from the strings cause when i try to tune my guitar the metor goes crazy

Take a look at this for a guide:
http://www.kinman.com/html/toneWorkshop/tone.htm#pickupadjust

Also the correct term is detuning, not untuning.

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