#1
k
well
here's my problem
im sitting around
practicing some blues runs and stuff (which obviously involve lots of bending)
so any way
everytime i bend my g string
it goes like a half step out of tune (it does this compulsively)
idk if its my strings or not
cuz they didn't do that when i used d'addarios
but they do now (im using ernie balls which is absolutely despise)
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#4
my strings are about 3 weeks old
so yea...
im thinkin it might be changin time...
but yea
in every set of strings i've had
it happens to a degree
#5
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#6
heres a tip to make strings last longer.


play less. like for ten minutes a day. they will last forever...
#7
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heres a tip to make strings last longer.


play less. like for ten minutes a day. they will last forever...

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but seriously
that wasn't even my question
my question was
why is g string going out of tune so compulsively
#9
ok new guys, if u are quiet and read a little u might learn something. ^

g strings always go out the easiest. they are really supposed to be wound strings but on most electric sets they arent and this causes them to be least stable.

you can try a thicker or different brand.

if u have a strat style bridge, u can make sure the bridge is stable.

you can lube the cuts in the nut and at the saddle contact points.

you can check that the nut at the tuner is tight.

and make sure ur getting at least 3 winds around the tuner.

swap out ur strings, break them in and repost with any questions you might have.
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i think that's the first time i read a post saying "nut", "lube", "g-string", and "tight" in the same post with no sexual reference whatsoever.
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how old are the strings?

it could be the tuners though.......

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i think that's the first time i read a post saying "nut", "lube", "g-string", and "tight" in the same post with no sexual reference whatsoever.

lol
how true
but yea
thanx everyone
i've decided im just gonna pop some new tuners in
and get some d'addarios
#13
my strings used to always go out of tune easy too, no where near as bad as yours but i found a different winding technique sorted that out nicely, what i did is when winding the string leave enough slack in the string for about 2-3 winds, so put the string in the tuner then loop it once under the string and then on the second pass loop it over the string

its explained a little better here

http://www.fretnotguitarrepair.com/stringing.htm
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#14
How many times are the string wrapped around the tuners? Cause apparently the less you have the better it stays in tune, but the more you have, the more sustain you achieve.
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most are wrapped around 3 to 4 times
so im starting to think its a tuner prob


It may be, but take a pencil and scratch some shavings into the nut slots, so it has more friction first.
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#18
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How many times are the string wrapped around the tuners? Cause apparently the less you have the better it stays in tune, but the more you have, the more sustain you achieve.


That doesn't make sense... The more you have the tighter it is and the less it would slip...

It could be a number of things.

Faulty Tuner

Incorrectly wrapped to tuners (most likely)

Bad nut

Crap string

Faulty bridge/tailpiece.

Or your string just needs to work its self in.


Try replacing the string, if that doesn't work after a week take it to a guitar shop and have them figure it out.
#19
You said you have had the same strings for 3 weeks now, after a while the strings will go out of tune more frequently, perhaps you just need to change them more often. I use Ernie Ball and they work fine but I do change my strings every week, but if the D's work for you then maybe just switch back.
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#20
my g string does the same. its because i didnt twist it around the tuner enough. when its in standard tuning it works and doesnt move. when i downtune and bend it detunes
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#22
i had a similar problem with my strat, but when i started useing 11s it alleviated the problem. i can play an entire show without going out of tune. (and then some)
#23
its most likely the old strings
i dont think its the tuners as much now
but for good measure
i might just buy a new set for the hell of it
#24
^ok, yes ur strings are old. and if u want a set of locking tuners because u dont feel like learning how to set up the guitar, then get them.
i took the time to list several things u can do to keep ur guitar in tune, and ur response was, that u need a new tuner, even tho u've heard no slipping, as far as i could tell.

honestly, im not sure about the future of this section, if every other new guy who walks in, thinks that g-string is giggle funny. good luck here.

/me in this thread
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#25
Quote by glamdring22
my strings are about 3 weeks old
so yea...
im thinkin it might be changin time...


3 WEEKS?

...



but yea
in every set of strings i've had
it happens to a degree

You are re-stringing incorrectly.
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probably your tuners, get some grovers
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#27
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most are wrapped around 3 to 4 times
so im starting to think its a tuner prob

bollocks it is

here's what happened...

you bought new strings
you didn't stretch them properly
there's STILL excess slack in the G string, on account of you not stretching it properly
therefore, it'll keep going out of tune until either it eventually stretches itself out or, preferably, you stretch it yourself. Whish you should have done when you re-strung it.

It's not a tuner problem, it's not old strings - it's the fact that you don't know how to restring a guitar properly.
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what do you do if your strings are going out of tune backwards?? not flat, sharp
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what do you do if your strings are going out of tune backwards?? not flat, sharp

question the laws of physics.

Either that or check that the ball ends are seated securely wherever they're supposed to be, that the strings are wrapped tightly at the tuning heads and aren't catching at the nut.
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