#1
my g string kept going out of tune unpredictably (sometimes it would go out of tune when bending, sometimes it wouldnt) even though i had stretched the string like 20 minutes it still went.
i looked at the last picture at this site
http://www.fretnotguitarrepair.com/stringing.htm

and noticed none of my strings looked like that... there just 3 straight winds with no knots l
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#2
I don't wind mine like that site says and it's fine. What guitar do you have?
#3
This might sound a bit daft but I took a look at a friend's Epiphone and it was the machine head that was slipping not the string. Are you noticing any change in position of the G string machine head at all and what guage strings and tuning do you use?
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#4
er i have a schecter blackjack with grover tuners, am using the stock ghs boomers 10's and have no idea if the position of the g string machine is moving or not- how do i tell?
use standard tuning
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#5
Standard E with 10s should be absolutely fine. I would take a picture of the tuners when you have the G string in tune, go about your normal routine then take a shot at the end and compare.
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#7
Hate to say this but if it turns out to be a slipping tuner, replacement.....
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#10
Just try re-stringing it? It's not like new strings (or just a single) would cost much.

99/100 times, all tuning and string problems cna be solved simply be re-stringing correctly. If you're not sure you're doing it right, get someone who knows how to do it properly to teach you. I've had £60 guitars with the cheapest tuners known to man, **** bridges, **** stock strings and **** nuts, all hold tuning perfectly for months, and it all just came down to the fact that the **** guitar had at least been re-strung correctly.
#11
g strings have a tendency to go out of tune more that other strings for some reason...
lube the nut, try resringing it
#12
g's go out of tune because they should be wound strings but arent on electrics.

and you can tell if a tuner slips because you'll hear "pings"


just wind that one up with a little lock technique.
rub a pencil in the cut of the nut, like said.
and lube contact points.
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#13
Quote by jj1565
g's go out of tune because they should be wound strings but arent on electrics.

and you can tell if a tuner slips because you'll hear "pings"


just wind that one up with a little lock technique.
rub a pencil in the cut of the nut, like said.
and lube contact points.


i dont hear pings--- wats lube contact points?
#14
Yeah mine go out of tune a lot too. I just ignore it and retune.

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#15
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i dont hear pings--- wats lube contact points?



put a dab or light machine oil where ever the string contacts metal parts.

the saddle will need a drop.
and at the nut rub a little graphite from pencil.

but make sure you are adding a crossover at that tuner to lock it in place.

maybe a new string, costs about a buck.

and make sure you have 2-3 wraps.
and the strings are well broken in.
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#16
Quote by jj1565
put a dab or light machine oil where ever the string contacts metal parts.

the saddle will need a drop.
and at the nut rub a little graphite from pencil.

but make sure you are adding a crossover at that tuner to lock it in place.

maybe a new string, costs about a buck.

and make sure you have 2-3 wraps.
and the strings are well broken in.


where do you get machine oil? also what kind of pencil should you use mechanical/normal (should pencil be sharpened)

im getting dr pure blues 10's
#17
light machine oil, is like umm, 3 in 1 oil. if you dont have any use chapstick or vaseline.

and a #2 pencil, but the other prob is made with graphite too.

you're just looking to keep the string from snagging in the nut cut.
Jenneh

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#18
on a side note will i have to mess with guitar if i change brands but not gauges (ghs boomers 10 to dr pure blues 10s)
#19
swap one string at a time for less settling, and yes settings will always change a little with every string change.

guitars just need to be adjusted a little from time to time.
Jenneh

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