#1
Yeah, like the thread name says.

I tune them up to a certain point, then the pitch of the note begins to go lower. What the ****.

Could it be that they're too slack?

This is a srs problem, guys, I'vve wrecked 2 strings doing this.
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#2
is it a trem bridge?
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#5
coz you aren't winding them properly i think, mine do that sometimes...
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#6
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if they're new strings, they may just be stretching



even with stretching, you should be able to get the guitar to tune.

it will go flat after playing, but still tuning is possible of course.


if it's a trem bridge and it's not stable then tuning might not be possible.
also if a tuning peg is slipping. (usually u'll hear a click noise)

if you didnt wrap correctly like said, and the string is slipping off the peg. but then you probably wouldnt be able to strap the string. and it would be all strings.

also, if ur tuner's battery is dying.
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#7
Yes, it's a trem bridge, and they're new strings. I wasn't using a tuner either, I could hear the pitch drastically decrease.
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#9
I don't think I am, I don't have too much slack.

if it's a trem bridge and it's not stable then tuning might not be possible.
also if a tuning peg is slipping. (usually u'll hear a click noise)

How do I stabilise it then?
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#10
Ok, tried sticking a pencil underneath the bridge to stabilise it. No luck. That's 3 strings broken now.
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#11
i suggest you buy a tuner.

or use an online tuner.
http://www.gieson.com/Library/projects/utilities/tuner/

because when you tune up slowly, you shouldnt break a string.

unless, the trem is wobbling all over the place. because there isnt enough tension from the springs in the back trem cavity.

or

unless, you have a sharp point in the location where the strings are breaking.

-when strung, if the bridge is lifted from the body of the guitar, then you dont have enough spring tension.
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#12
i suggest you buy a tuner.

I was using a tuner, but the pitch couldn't reach the required note.

I've also had this problem in the past with hardtail guitars. Could it be the way I'm stringing the guitar that's causing this?
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#13
Sounds like you didn't change it one string at a time and you have a floating tremolo.

Did you change string guage. It really sounds as though you put on a lighter guage and the trem is pulling back on the strings snapping ones you've already tuned.
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#14
Did you change string guage. It really sounds as though you put on a lighter guage and the trem is pulling back on the strings snapping ones you've already tuned.


Never thought about whether my current strings are lighter than the ones it came with. What can I do to remedy it then?
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#16
or release tension on the springs in the back trem cavity. there are two screws in there, that help to level the bridge.
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#17
how many wraps have u got around the
pegs? If less than 2 or 3 then that could be the
problem
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#18
Wraps don't matter depending on the method you use.
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#19
or release tension on the springs in the back trem cavity. there are two screws in there, that help to level the bridge.

Ok, I'll try that tomorrow, when my new strings will hopefully turn up in the post >_>
how many wraps have u got around the
pegs? If less than 2 or 3 then that could be the
problem

Right, I'll make sure about that as well.
Wapos don't matter depending on the method you use.

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#21
I'm unclear as to how you're breaking strings. There are a few unanswered questions before your problem can be definitively solved. We have established that it's a trem bridge and non-locking tuners, but at what point are the strings breaking?

By your join date, I expect you have put new strings on before. Maybe not on this guitar? Are you tuning up starting at the 6th string (low E)? With a floating trem, you can get that one right, then the second one and so on, then you need to go right back to the start and redo each one several times before you get it balanced. The low ones will definitely go flat as the others are brought up to tension and the bridge rocks forward to its normal neutral position.

I suspect that if you give us a step by step rundown of your restringing technique along with some more info on the string breakage, that the problem will be immediately apparent to us.
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#22
I haven't strung a FR properly before. I can get the strings on no problem; it's when I'm tuning them I have problems.

Yes, I am tuning to the right octave. I know what I am aiming for.

I think it's something to do with to with them not being tight enough; they tune fine for a bit, and I can get close to the pitch. But they somehow begin to downtune, and even drastically "snap" so that they no longer have a pitch because they've gone so flat.

Thing is, they're still wound onto the tuning peg.

I keep breaking them because I'm having to wind them so much, and the places where I bend them to keep them on the peg become to weak and snap.
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#23
damn thats ****ed up
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#24
Yeah, it is..

Although before I put my new strings on, I'll reduce the tension on the bridge to see if that helps things..
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#26
yeah, if you are tuning into a too high octave they will never get to the right pitch

I've already said I know what I'm tuning to
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#27
i did this couple days ago i strung my dean it has a floyd i use dean markley blue steel regular and when i strung it i stuck a sock under the floyd to keep it elevated , some people change the strings one by one by taking off the old string and replacing it with new one and some people take all the old ones off the stick all the old ones on, the method i used was take them all off, then put the string on one by one, starting with the sixth string, then went and put it in first string (e) then went to 5th (A) then to the 2nd (b) and so on till they were all on, this method help by putting equal pressure on the neck on each side. I then i would them one by one till i got it into the right tuning, i had to keep going back and retuning it several times, and i found it was hard to get it tuned completely correct so what i did was tune it closest to the tuning i wanted then i put the nut locks on, then used the fine tuners to get it in the right tuning. it worked awesome after it did all that now its in perfect tuning. try those methods and see if it helps, if u havent fixed it already. cheers bro