#1
I've recently bought a new Epi Les Paul and it seems to slip out of tune very easily. has anyone else had this problem?
i presume its becasue it mightn't have been set up properly first day in the shop, but seeing as i have no idea how to fix this problem does anyone have any advice? preferably other than take it into the shop..

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#2
Is it because you have new strings?



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#3
well i've had it for a few months and only just changed the strings for the first time since it was bought this week...
i know new strings need time to settle, but thats not the problem here..
#5
well i've had it for a few months and only just changed the strings for the first time since it was bought this week...
i know new strings need time to settle, but thats not the problem here..

Yes it is...stretch the strings.
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#6
yeah the strings are stretched properly, i've had a strat for a few years so i know that new strings take time to settle and need to be stretched etc.
the problem is that the guitar needs to be tuned farily regularly (like after every 2-3 songs)
its not a major problem but i'd rather have it fixed

it prob just needs to be set up right, but just wanted your opinions
#7
Maybe rub some pencil in the nuts would help? Try that.



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#8
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Maybe rub some pencil in the nuts would help? Try that.

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#9
what one do you have? i have a special 2 and its not the best at staying in tune but its just the way the guitar is...change the strings always helps a little but it will always have that problem a little
#11
Don't worry (or just the opposite, start worrying xD). I have a LP Custom and it goes out of tune every 2 minutes, no matter what you do. And I'va had it for more than a year and it still does the same every day ^^'
It looks like it's a common fault on Epis, that's one of the main reasons I hate them
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#12
thats the problem with epiphone kids, your guitar has horrible tuners and it most likely wont stay in tune, you could try the old foam trick but my best bet is get a different guitar or locking grover or schallers
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#13
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thats the problem with epiphone kids, your guitar has horrible tuners and it most likely wont stay in tune, you could try the old foam trick but my best bet is get a different guitar or locking grover or schallers


The Epi LP Standard has Grovers on it. Don't feed people bullshit because you don't like Epiphones.
#14
This can be solved one of two ways.

1. Do a lot of playing (particularly bending) to stretch the strings.

And If that doesn't work:

2. Get yourself a set of locking tuners.
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#16
the best thing to do is not to lay it down because the tuning knobs can move very easily so always put it back on the stand =]]

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#17
hmm this happened to my epi just a few days ago. but now it stopped. i just tightened the screws and just played alot
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thats the problem with epiphone kids, your guitar has horrible tuners and it most likely wont stay in tune, you could try the old foam trick but my best bet is get a different guitar or locking grover or schallers

Old foam trick?What's that?
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#19
scarpe some graphite into the nut when putting on new strings (stretch them first, as mentioned) or just loosen your current strings and add the graphite

also, top wrap your strings (when you get new ones)

My Epi LP has no tuning problems other than the fact that it has a plastic nut. mine came stock with grover tuners.
#20
Mine also has Grover tuners. When I change strings I stretch them, use the graphite on the nut and it doesn't matter, it still goes out of tune like mad (I mean, it goes out of tune after every 3 or 4 bendings, no matter how long I've been playing before!). It's very frustrating that you can't play more than one full song without stopping. It would disencourage everybody.
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#21
replace the nut and you'll be fine. The one that comes on Epiphone LP's arent exactly good. They last for about a year or so then need 2 be replaced.


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#22
epiphone has grover tuners but they arent grover locking tuners, its pretty obvious when a million peoples epiphones wont stay in tune, get a set of grover locking tuners for $80 and itll stay in tune
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