I had just got finished with the stairway to heaven bends , but then my 2nd and 3rd strings were tuned 4 or 5 steps lower than they were supposed to. Any ideas on how to prevent this in the future?
are they new strings?
Yeah, Learn how to stretch your strings. That sounds like a stretch problem, It's common if you take care of your metals the MOMENT you put them into tune when they're put onto that guitar. Could be tuners, But unless you're using an extremely cheap guitar I doubt it. Your Nut could be sticking, But you'd hear a " Tink-tink-tink " sound when you tune. Isn't your bridge.