#1
My brother broke the second string today while bringing on some soulful jams.

So I went to Guitar Center to get a new set of strings.

I came out with
-Ernie Ball super slinky's 9-42
-ESP LTD Viper-400

The Viper was on sale for $300usd
I couldn't resist. :]

Well afterwards...
I changed just the second string on my Epiphone G-400.
Now when I tune it... it's not in the right "tune"

Lets see, the enharmonic's go only
--------------0----------------
-----0-----5!--------------------
---3---------------------------
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or when I try to tune it from the 3rd string
---------------0-----------------
-------0-----4--------------------
-----4!---------------------------
--------------------------------
-------------------------------
-------------------------------
!=correct (Where it should be normally)

It doesn't make an enharmonic at the usual frets
---------------0-----------------
-------0----5---------------------
-----4---------------------------
--------------------------------
-------------------------------
--------------------------------

Catch my drift?


Is this because I'm using the wrong gauge?
The second string seems almost as thick as the 3rd

or did I set it up wrong?

Just double checking
I'm changing all the strings tomorrow.

Another question
Anyone take the time to wrap your string perfectly around the tuner?
or do you do it all messy?
#2
im guessing a change of notation is needed get it set up by a techie to be on the safe side
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#4
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^You mean "intonation".


^_^ yeah i do i always spell it wrong :S
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#5
Wrong, I changed all the strings.
It works just fine now.
It was just the wrong gauge.
I'm guess the stock strings were 8's (weak)


Your diagnosis was wrong, but your heart is in the right place.
Please don't become a docter

But you people were leading me to spend $30 on some dude that would just move a saddle back or forward lol
#7
Super Slinky's need some extra streaching, are they all the way streached out friend? They woulnt hold a tune for 4 or 5 days if they arnt streached.
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#8
Yeah the make 8's and I was sadly using them =[
And this is my more clean tone guitar.
So I'm sticking to 9's on this one
10 or 11's on my viper
12's are just over kill for me.
But they make even bigger gauges then that don't they?

and I forgot to stretch them
but they have held in tune for this long..
I've never had an un-tuneing problem
but maybe I'm playing out of tune haha
Nah it sounds fine, I'd know if it was out of tune.
#10
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Why don't you just intonate your guitar yourself, instead of paying someone?
It's not an very complicated thing to do.


I know.
But that's not necessary any more.
#11
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^You mean "intonation".

nah I like notation lol


Man i wish i had the money to freely blow on a guitar whenever i want.
Gear

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98 Jackson Kelly KE3

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