#1
The 3rd string (G string) keeps coming out of tune on ALL of my guitars. What's the deal? I know I strung it right. The tuners on all of my guitars can't be bad.. Jesus it's always the twilight zone for me.
#3
bend the string.

what i mean is, fret the string on different frets up and down the neck, specifically the 15, 12, 5, 3, 2, 1. then while fretting, use your other had to bend the string up and down while it's in tune (G or whatever string you're strectching). bend it up and down about ten times and then move down the neck doing the same thing on each of the frets i've said.

then retune your string to whatever it should be. what it does is it stretches the string out so that it becomes more pliable and they should stay in tune.

hope it helps!
#4
Change all your guitars strings?
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Change all your guitars strings?


No, I put these strings on last week. It's been doing this with other strings too.
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No, I put these strings on last week. It's been doing this with other strings too.


Did you change the gauge? I've noticed my guitar had to get used to it.
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Did you change the gauge? I've noticed my guitar had to get used to it.


Yeah.. I went to a heavier gauge. But I don't think that matters. I think I just need to stretch/bend the string a bit, you know, get it broken in.
#9
its the same thing on my guitars...the g string is always slighty off...it might be because its unwound...a long time ago (in a galaxy far far away...) the g string used to be wound...now its not lol i think its so you have more strings for high solos and things like that. or maybe its just cheaper. anyways just retune...if it bugs that much get locking tuners...and if that doesnt work get a better guitar...
#10
Fender american strat and Peavey Predator. Lol, I don't have many guitars.
#12
all guitars ive seen have the g string the first to go out of tune.
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#14
also learn a better stringing technique.

get a few wraps around the tuner. ^ pick up a wound G, locking tuners, make sure ur bridge is just about level, ^^lube the cut in the nut, and let the strings settle in.
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#15
The G's on Fender Strats seem to be notorious for their G-string tuning, at least mine, a few of my friends, and a couple I've played at the stores.
They're not bad or terrible or anything, it can just be sort of annoying at times.
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#16
I'm pretty sure it's a simple case of stretching it out some, particularly if they are newly strung. Simply do a shit load of bends on that string, and perhaps even "overtune" just a little bit over night to stretch them out a little better. As long as you keep retuning it to the original position, it should be okay sooner or later.
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#18
That happens to me too. When I am using my whammy bar, that string is usually the only one to go out of tune when it does.
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#19
Do you stretch your strings after putting them on?


Is the whole G string going out of tune or is it just when you fret it? (non-wound G Strings have weird intonation issues that are fixed by things like an Earvana Compensated Nut).
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#20
I am having this same problem with my $700 Ibanez. I have had it set up professionally several times, used nut sauce, graphite, wax, anything you could think of. I have done everything short of replacing the hardware and it still wont stay in tune (the G string that is). It has been doing this consistently for about 3 years now. I am thinking about just selling it because a single bend on the G will drop it almost a half step...thats just unplayable. Help?
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#21
hmmm the same problem has been happening to me on my les paul... most of the times when i bend it goes way out of tune (g string)...soo i just tightened the screws on my tuners and it got a bit better
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