#1
i just restrung my guitar last night
and i been playing all night
and it's holding tune surprisingly well for a fresh set of strings.
well, except for the b string
every time i play a solo or something that has a b string note, i have to retune it, it goes brutally flat almost immediately after i retune it.
anybody have any idea what i've done wrong?

im playing my fender stratocaster with 9-42's, which is what i always use.

thanks in advance
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#2
Mine doesn't go out of tune, it snaps. Maybe someone might help me with that?
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#4
sometimes that just happens
but maybe you cut the end off to close to therest andits slipping
#5
if i had to guess you've either strung it poorly or your machine head is ****. also on strats i no that the mexican ones tend to lose there tuning if u bend to hard if u havent set it up.
#6
For the 1st dude, what might be happening is the string is slowly comming unwound from around the little bead at the bridge end, which has happened to me before. Just solder it together so it doesn't unwind on you.

To the second dude, check your bridge height/truss rod/action. It might just be cheap strings, tho, i really have no idea. Srry
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everyon's Gs always go out of tune dumbass, its the weird string that no one likes and is only on the guitat because he's the A string's cousin
#8
Ok 2 suggestions

1.maybe the key is loose for the B string? in that case screw the screw back in completely then back one half turn

2.Don't do this to all the strings as sometimes it can be a little harmful to the neck, BUT try pulling on the string a little bit (maybe about 3cm out wards)then re-tuning it again, until it stays in tune easily (this usually only takes 1-3 times.) This also helps, if the string's tone seems to be a bit different from all the others

thats it from me, hope it helped
#9
I used to have tha same problem for some years - the G string would be always the first one to start to sound "blunt". What I've noticed is that, while playing solo, I tended to bend this string most often. That might be the cause - since I've started putting more attention to it, and stopped bending it so agressively, it holds the tune better and "lives" longer.
#10
Go get some ernie ball super slinks, boil them, let em dry out, then string em, keeps everything nice and in tune.
#11
other then the other guys STRETCH THE STRING. you're supposed to stretch the strings everytime you change em. Just like in drums you stretch the heads.
#12
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Ok 2 suggestions

1.maybe the key is loose for the B string? in that case screw the screw back in completely then back one half turn

2.Don't do this to all the strings as sometimes it can be a little harmful to the neck, BUT try pulling on the string a little bit (maybe about 3cm out wards)then re-tuning it again, until it stays in tune easily (this usually only takes 1-3 times.) This also helps, if the string's tone seems to be a bit different from all the others

thats it from me, hope it helped
Yeah, stretch out new strings.
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Ok 2 suggestions

1.maybe the key is loose for the B string? in that case screw the screw back in completely then back one half turn

2.Don't do this to all the strings as sometimes it can be a little harmful to the neck, BUT try pulling on the string a little bit (maybe about 3cm out wards)then re-tuning it again, until it stays in tune easily (this usually only takes 1-3 times.) This also helps, if the string's tone seems to be a bit different from all the others

thats it from me, hope it helped


im pretty sure the pulling did the job, although usually that's covered by extensive whammy bar stretching.
thanks dude

thanks everyone else as well i used one other person's suggestion too i think, it only let me quot one person tho
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im pretty sure the pulling did the job, although usually that's covered by extensive whammy bar stretching.
thanks dude

thanks everyone else as well i used one other person's suggestion too i think, it only let me quot one person tho



Well you shouldn't depend on the whammy for stretching, it's not a substitute for stretching.
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